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E-auction 446-358341 - brm_663629 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 01 November 2021 14:21:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 240-242
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large ! Joli revers parfaitement centré. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B4).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L'empereur Gordien pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FIDES MILITVM.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) debout à gauche, tenant une enseigne militaire dans chaque main.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (La Fidélité des soldats).

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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