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E-auction 408-320108 - brm_630469 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 37 €
End of the sale : 08 February 2021 14:35:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mi
Date: 239
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,03 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Gordianus Pius Augustus", (L’empereur césar Gordien pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LIBERALITAS AVG II.
Reverse description : Liberalitas (la Libéralité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant de la main droite une tessère et de la gauche une double corne d'abondance.
Reverse translation : “Liberalitas Augusti iterum”, (La deuxième Libéralité de l'auguste).

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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