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E-auction 328-244268 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 71 €
End of the sale : 29 July 2019 14:28:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mai - décembre
Date: 238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,52 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, idéalement centré. Très beau buste expressif de Gordien III. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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 Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus", (Empereur César Marc Antoine Gordien Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDENTIA AVG.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Providentia Augusti", (La Providence de l'Auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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