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E-auction 262-184751 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:33:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 239-240
Date: 240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Patine grise. Flan idéalement centré. Belle Équité au revers. Flan très légèrement éclaté à 6h. Joli buste
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 : AEQVITAS AVG.
Reverse description : Aequitas (l'Équité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Æquitas Augusti", (L'Équité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. 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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