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E-auction 270-192078 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien VF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 20 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:09:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mi-fin
Date: 243
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré sur un flan irrégulier. Usure importante mais la monnaie reste parfaitement lisible et identifiable
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°56 du trésor de la Guerche-sur-l’Aubois

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 : VICTORIA AETERNA.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à gauche, tenant une palme de la main gauche en s'appuyant de la droite sur un bouclier, derrière lequel est assis un captif.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Aeterna", (La Victoire éternelle).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum. Revers inhabituel.

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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