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brm_910973 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU
65.00 €(Approx. 69.55$ | 54.60£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: février - mars
Date: 244
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,31 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Très belle monnaie frappée sur un flan large et centré, présentant de beaux détails. 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 : VICTOR AETER.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à gauche, tenant une palme de la main gauche en s'appuyant de la droite sur un bouclier, derrière lequel est assis un captif.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Æterna", (La Victoire éternelle).

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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