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E-auction 240-163297 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU
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2017/11/20 14:29:00
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 240-243
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,79 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire à l’usure régulière, bien centré. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°771 du trésor de Saint-Jean d’Ardières

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien 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 : AETER-NITATI AVG.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Æternitati Augusti”, (L’Éternité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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