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brm_582018 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU/AU
90.00 €(Approx. 101.70$ | 81.00£)
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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 : 12 h.
Weight : 4,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très beau revers, bien venu à la frappe. Joli buste. 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 : SECVRIT PERP.
Reverse description : Securitas (La Sécurité) debout de face tournée à gauche, les jambes croisées, tenant de la main droite un long sceptre vertical, le bras gauche appuyé sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Perpetua”, (la Sécurité perpétuelle).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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