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bpv_630356 - GORDIAN III Tetrassaria

GORDIAN III Tetrassaria XF
100.00 €(Approx. 120.00$ | 87.00£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Tomis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,95 g.
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse legend : AUT K M ANT - GORDIANOS A(UG) .
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Asklépios (Esculape) debout de face tourné à droite, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant un bâton sur lequel s’enroule un serpent.
Reverse legend : MHTRO PON-TOU TOME(WS)/ D|-, (Mhtropolews Pontou Tomews).
Reverse translation : (de la cité du Pont de Tomis).

Commentary


Trou de centrage vsible de chaque côté. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire reprodduit dans l’ouvrage de Varbonov I, p. 437, n° 5539 .

Historical background


GORDIEN III

(02-03/238-03/244) Marcus Antonius Gordianus

August (05/238-03/244)

Gordian III is the grand-son of Gordian I and Gordian II's nephew, ephemeral emperors of the year 238. At the request of the people of Rome, he was chosen by Cesar Balbin and Pupien and their successor after their murders. Emperor at age 13, married at 16, killed at 19, that's how could sum up the life of this young man who was the victim appetites of Philip the Arab, new praetorian prefect.

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