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bpv_647298 - GORDIAN III Tetrassaria

GORDIAN III Tetrassaria AU
130.00 €(Approx. 156.00$ | 113.10£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Hadrianopolis, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 12,21 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très joli buste. Fine usure superficielle. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT K M ANT GORDIANOS (AUG), (Autokratoros Markos Antwnios Gordianos Augustos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Pallas (Minerve) casquée debout à gauche, vêtue militairement, tenant une phiale de la main droite et une haste renversée de la main gauche ; un bouclier à ses pieds.
Reverse legend : ADRIANO-POLITWN.
Reverse translation : (d’Hadrianopolis).

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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