My first Tranquillina

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  1. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I have never been tempted by one of these confronted busts of Gordy and Tranquillina before but saw her portrait on this one and pulled the trigger.

    Gordian III and Tranquillina - AE27

    Obv:- AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB, TPANKVLLEINA Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right vis-à-vis diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina left.
    Rev:- VP TEPTVLLIANOV MARKIANOPOLITWN, Homonoia standing facing, head left, wearing kalathos, holding patera over lighted altar and cornucopia; E in left field.
    Minted in Markianpolis under Magistrate Tertullianus.
    Reference:– Varbanov 2046.

    13.58 gms. 27.13 mm. 0 degrees


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  3. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Always nice to see her

    Tranquillina, Tetradrachm Alexandria mint, AD 242-243
    CAB TPANKVLLEINA CEB, diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina right
    Nike standing left, LS in field (sixth regnal year)
    12,50 gr
    Ref : Sear #3868v, RCV #8898v, Emmett #3449/6

    Tranquillina, Drachm - Cappadocia, Caesarea- Eusebia, AD 241-244
    Tranquillina, Augusta, AR Drachm - Dated Regnal year 4 of Gordian III (AD 240/1)
    CABINIA TPANKVΛΛINA AV Draped bust right, wearing stephane
    MHTPO KAICA B N E Mount Argaeus ЄT Δ (date) in exergue
    2.72 grams - 18 mm
    Ref : Bland, Last # 58, Sydenham, Caesarea Supp # 617a
    Ex CNG e-auction 354, #352
    Ex Steve P. collection

  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice find & bust on that.

    Tranquillina, (241 - 244 A.D.)
    Egypt, Alexandria
    Billon Tetradrachm
    O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
    R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E. year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
    Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III, AE 26 of Singara, 10.7 grams, 12h

    MESOPOTAMIA, Singara

    Obverse: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right

    Reverse: AVP CEP KOA CINT APA; veiled bust of Tyche right; centaur Sagittarius leaping right and discharging bow above.

    Reference: BMC Arabia p. 136, 14; SNG Copenhagen 258


  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Nice example, @maridvnvm ! I love those Gordian and Tranquillina confronted bust types. I have more than a dozen, as you may know. This one is a favorite because of its odd 4½ assaria denomination. This denomination is specific to Tomis, while the design with confronted busts was in widespread use throughout the eastern Roman Empire. A possible explanation for this odd denomination is proposed here @dougmit 's page. The value of 1 denarius was, officially, 16 assaria and the coins may have been used when converting the local bronzes into silver denarii. Moneychangers typically bought and sold denarii at slightly different rates. For example, a denarius might be bought at 16 assaria and sold for 18 (or four of these 4 1/2 coins). I can’t think of a more plausible explanation, and I think Doug’s explanation is more than reasonable.

    Gordian III, with Tranquillina, A.D. 238-244
    Roman provincial AE 4.5 assaria, 12.80 g, 28.2 mm, 7 h.
    Moesia Inferior, Tomis, A.D. 241-244.
    Obv: AVT K M ANTΩNIOC ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC // CABINIA TPA / NKVΛΛINA, confronted laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right and diademed, draped bust of Tranquillina left.
    Rev: MHTPOΠON-TOV TOMEΩC, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from patera; Δ< (ligate) in lower left field.
    Refs: AMNG I (Pick) 3534.
    Note: Easily confused with the more commonly encountered Moushmov 2288, AMNG 3535, which does not bear a mark of value and may have been tariffed at four assaria.

    My most recent acquisition for this subcollection is this one:

    Gordian III and Tranquillina, AD 241-244.
    Roman provincial Æ 31.3 mm, 20.16 g, 12 h.
    Mesopotamia, Singara.
    Obv: AVTOK K M ANT ΓOPΔIANON CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CЄB, confronted busts of Gordian, laureate, draped and cuirassed on left, and Tranquillina, draped and wearing stephane on right.
    Rev: AVP CЄΠ KOΛ CINΓAPA, Tyche seated left on rock, holding branch; the centaur Sagittarius above to left, discharging arrow, river god swimming left below.
    Refs: BMC 8-12; SNG Copenhagen 256; Lindgren 2627, Sear 3804.
  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    My only Tranquillina Tranquillina.jpg
  9. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    I remember my first tequila. Refused to eat the worm. :D
  10. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Lovely coin Martin!...Great detail both sides....
    I don't know about others here but one of the off putting details of this style coin (for me) is the central dot! I actually really like the design of this type but have seen so many where one of the portraits has been destroyed....
    But I really do like the OP coin, as you have to look twice just to find the dot on obverse and it just gives Homonoia a nice 'high' belly button on the reverse....Nice, nice , nice!....Paul
  11. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

  12. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    29-W---Tranquillina  20'3.jpg I like mine, but I like yours a lot better.
  13. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Great coin, @maridvnvm ! The confronting busts are great.

    RI Prv Thrace Deultum Tranquillina 241-244 CE Æ 22mm 6.6 g Hermes purse caduceus SNG Bulgaria 1504-8
  14. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    My half of two cents:
    Provincial Bronze (AE24)
    Macedonia, Edessa
    Rev: EΔE-C-CΩN - Woman placing wreath on head of Roma, seated left
    Moushmov 6276
    24mm, 4.8g.
  15. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus

    Awesome coin, Martin! Great coins, folks.
    My only Tranquillina is without Gordie.
    I picked up on last July, and it is one of my favorites this year:
    EGYPT, Alexandria. 241-244 AD. Potin Tetradrachm (22.3mm, 11.85 g). Dated RY 7 of Gordian III (AD 243/244). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Homonoia standing left, raising hand and holding double cornucopia; L Z (date) to left. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 4824; K&G 73.34; Emmett 3449.7 (R2).
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  16. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Nice example of the type!

    I've always been a fan of her Latin-inscribed coins from Deultum; feels almost like owning an imperial coin at 1/100th the price Tranquillina AE deultum thrace artemis.jpg
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  17. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    This thread was bumped off of p.1 too fast!!

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    Fixed. :D
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  18. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Wow SA, that's beautiful !

  19. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    That's a great example of the type Martin!

    I didn't snag one of these until this year either!


    Gordian III and Tranquillina,238-244 AD, Thrace, Anchialus.

    O:Confronted busts of Gordian r., laureate, draped and cuirassed, and Tranquillina l., draped and wearing stephane. R: Hygieia standing r., feeding serpent from patera. 25 mm, 12.3 g.
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