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Is this coin legit? Gordian III antoninianus


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I recently got this coin in a small group lot. As you can see, the surface has a somewhat uniform "bumpiness" which seems a little unusual. Is this a cause for concern?

There's no other indication of inauthenticity that I can see - but I would rather be safe than sorry! What is your judgment? Genuine or fake?

Weight is 3.81 grams.

Thanks for your input!



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Antioch mint which might explain a slightly different metallic content than Rome. RIC 213  RSC 167

Gordian III AR Antoninianus. Antioch Mint. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right / ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, holding globe and raising right hand. 

I believe it to be authentic

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