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E-auction 201-130060 - brm_420798 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 58 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2017 14:31:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan ovale. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

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 Cæsar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT-ORI-A AVG.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) allant à gauche, tenant une palme de la main gauche et brandissant une couronne dans la droite.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Augusti", (La Victoire de l'auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


GORDIAN III

(02-03/238-03/244)

Augustus

Gordian III is the grandson of Gordian I and the nephew of Gordian II, ephemeral emperors of the year 238. At the request of the people of Rome, he is chosen as Caesar by Balbin and Pupian and succeeds them after their assassinations. Emperor at 13, married at 16, killed at 19, this is how the life of this young man could be summed up, victim of the appetites of Philippe the Arab, new prefect of the praetorium.

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