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242 NGC XF Gordian III Roman Egypt Alexandria Tetradrachm Nike Victory 5/5 Coin (22013101D)

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  • Extremely Fine Emperor Gordian III Roman Egypt Alexandria billon tetradrachm coin.
  • NGC Certified to XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5 (such high sub-grades rarely seen for this series).
  • Struck in the Emperor's 6th regnal year given by Greek letter S = 242/3 CE, 11.58g.
  • Emmett 3416/6.
  • Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of emperor right.
  • Reverse: Nike (Victory) seated left holding wreath and palm, date letters L S at left.
  • Nike was the personification of military victory by the Roman Legions.
  • This reverse type may be in reference to the battle at Misiche, Mesopotamia fought between the Sasanians and the Romans.