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brm_227980 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF
50.00 €(Approx. 55.00$ | 43.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 242-244
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan idéalement centré des deux cotés. Joli portrait typique de l’atelier. Patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B4).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Gordien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ORIE-NS AVG.
Reverse description : Sol (Le Soleil) debout de face, regardant à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Oriens Augusti”, (L'Orient de l'auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse formée d’écailles.

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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