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E-auction 248-170778 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien MS
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 69 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:23:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 600 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,96 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large et ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Portrait de toute beauté. Revers fantastique. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection F. de La Viuda

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P II COS P P.
Reverse description : L'Empereur voilé, debout de face regardant à gauche, sacrifiant sur un trépied à gauche et tenant un sceptre de la main droite.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate iterum Consul Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife, revêtu de la deuxième puissance tribunitienne consul père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3.

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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