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E-auction 253-176592 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 33 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2018 14:23:30
bidders : 8 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 : 4,73 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire bien centré des deux cotés sur un flan régulier et épais. Joli revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°48 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 : PROVIDENTIA AVG.
Reverse description : Providentia (La Providence) debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite une baguette au-dessus d'un globe et un long sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Providentia Augusti", (La Providence de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles 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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