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brm_656578 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF
40.00 €(Approx. 42.80$ | 34.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: fin 239-début 240
Date: 239-240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
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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 : CONCORDIA MILIT.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une double corne d'abondance dans le bras gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum” (La Concorde des soldats).

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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