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E-auction 248-170793 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:30:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 241-243
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Joli exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Patine grise. Beau Jupiter au revers
Catalogue references :

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 : IOVIS - STATOR.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout de face, regardant à droite, tenant un foudre de la main gauche et un long sceptre de la droite.
Reverse translation : “Iovis Statori”, (À Jupiter qui arrête les fuyards).

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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