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brm_635415 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU
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Type : Antoninien
Date: début
Date: 239
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré. Joli revers. Patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P II COS P P.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant de la main droite une enseigne et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate iterum Consul Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la deuxième puissance tribunitienne, consul, père de la patrie).

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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