As Augustus, RIC IV, Part 3, Antioch Mint
    Various Obverse Legends
         RIC 168 to 175, 177 to 205

The eastern mint at Antioch presents a fascinating study of the coiange of Gordian III by itself. The mint at Viminacium was established during the first years of Gordian III's reign and was originally thought to be the source of these coins. Later studies placed the mint at Antioch. Production was halted from AD 240 to sometime in AD 242 when the Persians invaded the region. No direct evidence exists as to whether Antioch was captured during the early stages of the invasion or was temporarily closed as a precaution. The fact that Persian history makes no mention of the capture of Antioch during this campaign suggests the mint was closed by the Romans. Production was resumed after the Roman Army routed the Persians at Rasaina and the Romans regained control of the region.The coins from Antioch can be challenging to identify. Some are readily identifiable from their Rome mint counterparts by style or combination of obverse and reverse legends. Others, even the experts sometimes disagree on. As I have primarily relied on others for the attribution of the coins shown below, please feel free to contact me if you disagree with the attribution of one of the coins to Antioch. I personally have troubles establishing the differences between the two mints on certain coins.At some point in time a study of the coinage of this mint will be located or developed and the information presented on this site.

Due to the obscurity of many of the coins from the mint at Antioch, I am listing only those coins currently in my collection.  As I obtain additional examples, I will expand this section.
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 238-239
21mm, 3.81 gms, die axis 12h

RIC 193, RSC 302, Sears '88 2430

Obv: IMP CAES GORDIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG
Providence standing left with orb and scepter.
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 238-239
22mm, 4.24 gms, die axis 5h

RIC 200, RSC 312

Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: ROMAE AETERNAE,
Roma, helmeted and seated left on shield, holding Victory & spear
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 238-239
22.5mm, 3.94 gms, die axis 7h

RIC 205, RSC 381, Sears '88 2437

Obv: IMP CAES GORDIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus stg left, right hand on shield
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 242-244
22mm, 4.06 gms, die axis 12h

RIC 210, RSC 98, Sears '88 2438

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopia and rudder
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 242-244
23mm, 4.20 gms, die axis 11h

RIC 213, RSC 167, Sears '88 2444

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: ORIENS AVG
Sol standing front, head lt., raising hand, holding globe
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 242-244
24mm, 3.37 gms, die axis 6h

RIC 216, RSC 319, Sears '88 2460

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: SAECVCLI FELICITAS
Gordian, laurel standing right, holding transverse spear and globe
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 238-239
23mm, 2.88 gms, die axis 12h

RIC 182, RSC 90

Obv: IMP CAES GORDIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: FIDES MILITVM
Fides standing left, holding standard (and transverse scepter)
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 238-239
22mm, 3.05 gms, die axis 7h

RIC 177a, RSC 17a

Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: AEQVITAS AVG
Aequitas standing front, head left holding cornucopia and scales

Compare to RIC 34 (Sear 2427) of Rome
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 242-244
23mm, 4.69 gms, die axis 12h

RIC 209, RSC 253, RSC 92, Sears '88 2453

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: FIDES MILITVM
Fides standing left, holding two standards
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 242-244
22mm, 4.06 gms, die axis 5h

RIC 212, RSC 162, Sear '88 2443

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: MARTI PACIFERO
Mars running left, holding branch, reversed spear and shield.
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 242-244
25mm, 3.81 gms, die axis 12h

RIC 214, RSC 179, Sears '88 2445

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: PAX AVGVSTI
Pax advancing left with branch & scepter
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 238-239
21mm, 3.31 gms, die axis 5h

RIC 187, RSC 126

Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG
Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 242-244
21mm, 4.84 gms, die axis 12h

RIC 218, RSC 375

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI
Victory running right, holding wreath and palm
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Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 238-239
25mm x 22mm, 4.78 gms, die axis 12h

RIC 189a, RSC 174a

Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev: PAX AVGVSTI
Pax walking left with branch and scepter
Antoninianus, Antioch Mint, AD 238-239
22mm, 3.79 gms, die axis 12h

RIC 180, RSC 52

Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG
Radiate and draped bust right

Rev: CONCORDIA AVG
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae