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E-auction 201-130064 - brm_420821 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2017 14:33:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: fin 239-début 240
Date: 239-240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,07 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale avec un beau revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

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 : ROMAE AETERNAE.
Reverse description : Rome, casquée, assise à gauche sur un bouclier les jambes croisées, tenant de la main droite une victoriola et de la gauche un sceptre.
Reverse translation : "Romæ Æternæ", (À Rome éternelle).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.

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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