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CILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Gordian III
Æ 27 mm, 11 gm
Obv: ...ΓOPΔIANO radiate and draped bust right; C/M dot within triangle (Howgego 670?)
Rev: CEΛEVKEΩN; Athena advancing right, holding her shield with her extended left arm & preparing to hurl a spear at an anguipede giant (Porphyrion?) who is throwing stones at her.
Ref: c.f. SNG Levante 763
I'm struggling to find a reference for this coin. All others I've seen have a reverse ethnic of Calycadnum behind Athena (KAΛV/KA). This one doesn't, although the reverse does spell Seleucia.
The obverse clearly shows Gordian's name but I can't quite make out the preceding legend. If you have a reference, please drop me a note.
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