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brm_664132 - GORDIAN III Antoninien

GORDIAN III Antoninien XF/AU
50.00 €(Approx. 58.00$ | 42.50£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: fin 240-début 243
Date: 240-243
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 5,05 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, avec un joli buste au droit. Patine grise
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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 : VIRTVTI AVGVSTI.
Reverse description : Hercule nu debout de face, regardant à droite, posant sa main droite sur sa hanche et tenant de sa main gauche une massue posée sur un rocher ; à côté de la massue, une peau de lion.
Reverse translation : “Virtuti Augusti”, (À la Virilité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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