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brm_642442 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU/XF
50.00 €(Approx. 58.50$ | 43.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: fin 239-début 240
Date: 239-240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,22 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan centré. Joli buste. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville

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 : ROMAE AETERNAE.
Reverse description : Rome, casquée, assise à gauche sur un bouclier les jambes croisées, tenant de la main droite une victoriola et de la gauche un sceptre.
Reverse translation : "Romæ Æternæ", (À Rome éternelle).

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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