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E-auction 426-337986 - brm_665580 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 14 June 2021 14:37:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mai - décembre
Date: 238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,854,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Gordien III. Joli revers, le tout servi par une belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

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 : VIR-TV-S AVG.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) en habit militaire, casqué et drapé, debout à gauche, s'appuyant de la main droite sur un bouclier et tenant une lance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Augusti", (La Virilité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Portrait initial de Gordien III, poupon. Rubans de type 3 Ptéryges fines 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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