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brm_655303 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF/AU
50.00 €(Approx. 53.50$ | 43.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: fin
Date: 240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 4,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan épais, centré. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
RIC.91  - C.242  - ROME 7/118  - RCV.8644  - RSC.242
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 : P M TR P IIII COS II P P.
Reverse description : L'empereur, en habit militaire, debout à droite, tenant un globe de la main gauche et une haste transversale de la droite.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quartum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunicienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).

Historical background


GORDIAN III

(02-03/238-03/244)

Augustus

Gordian III is the grandson of Gordian I and the nephew of Gordian II, ephemeral emperors of the year 238. At the request of the people of Rome, he is chosen as Caesar by Balbin and Pupian and succeeds them after their assassinations. Emperor at 13, married at 16, killed at 19, this is how the life of this young man could be summed up, victim of the appetites of Philippe the Arab, new prefect of the praetorium.

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