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E-auction 197-127016 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 23 January 2017 14:20:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,43 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire avec un très beau buste de style fin. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

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 : PAX - AVGVSTI.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pax Augusti", (La Paix de l'auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

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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