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E-auction 262-184713 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:14:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: février-mars
Date: 244
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire bien centré sur un flan ovale. joli portrait et beau revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°1511 du trésor de Saint-Jean d’Ardières

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Gordien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FELICIT TEMP.
Reverse description : Felicitas (La Félicité) debout à gauche, tenant un long caducée de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Felicitas Temporum", (La Félicité des Temps).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

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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