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E-auction 197-127024 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 37 €
End of the sale : 23 January 2017 14:24:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 242 - mars 244
Date: 242-244
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire avec un très beau buste et un joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

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 heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MARTI - P-ACIFERO.
Reverse description : Mars marchant à gauche, vêtu militairement, tenant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et de la gauche une haste renversée ainsi qu'un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Marti Pacifero”, (À Mars pacificateur).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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