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E-auction 311-229422 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien VF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 01 April 2019 14:34:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mi 239
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,54 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine grise
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Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P I-I COS P P.
Reverse description : L'empereur voilé, debout à gauche, avec le paludamentum, tenant une patère de la main droite en sacrifiant au-dessus d'un trépied allumé et tenant un sceptre court de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate iterum Consul Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la deuxième puissance tribunicienne, consul, père de la patrie).

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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