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Roman Provincial: Mesopotamia-Kingdom of Edessa


Commodus & Abgar VIII, AE16, 177-192, Mesopotamia-Edessa
...-KOMM..
Laureate head of Commodus right
BASIL-ABGAROC
Diademed, draped bust right of Abgar VIII, wearing tiara
15mm x 16mm, 2.24g


Severus Alexander, AE25, 222-235, Mesopotamia-Edessa
[AVT K M] A CE ALACZANDPOC
Laureate, draped bust left, shield decorated with facing bust and star in left hand, scepter in right hand over shoulder, countermark across cheek
MHT KOL ED_ECCHNWN
Tyche seated left on rocks, Orontes swimming below to right, lit altar in left field
24mm x 25mm, 9.32g


Severus Alexander, AE25, 222-235, Mesopotamia-Edessa
AVT K M [A CE]-ALEXANDPOC-CEB
Laureate, draped bust left, shield in left hand, scepter in right hand over shoulder
MHT KOL E_DEC_CHNWN
Tyche seated left on basket, Orontes swimming below
* and lit altar in left field, * in right field
25mm x 28mm, 8.70g


Severus Alexander, AE25, 222-235, Mesopotamia-Edessa
AVT K M A CE A_LEXANDPOC-CEB
Laureate, draped bust left, shield in left hand, raising right hand in imperial gesture
MHT KOL-EDECCHNWN
Tyche seated left on basket, Orontes swimming below
* and lit altar in left field, * in right field
25mm x 26mm, 7.69g

Gordian III and Abgar X, AE24, 242-243, Mesopotamia-Kingdom of Edessa.  ...M ANT GO_PDIANOC CEB  Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III left, shield in left hand with design same as Abgar's headdress, spear in right, * before, * above head breaking legend.  ABGAPOC BACILCVC  Draped bust of Abgar right, bearded, wearing decorated headdress, * behind.

Note:  Abgar X was raised to throne when Gordian III recovered Mesopotamia from the Persians.