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E-auction 428-339595 - bpv_661758 - GORDIAN III As

GORDIAN III As VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 25 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 28 June 2021 15:00:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : As
Date: an 1
Mint name / Town : Viminacium, Mésie Supérieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 5,27 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée frappée sur un flan court, avec un joli buste de l’empereur au droit. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M S CO-L VIM// AN .I..
Reverse description : La Mésie debout de face tournée à gauche, placée devant un taureau à gauche tourné à droite et un lion à droite tourné à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Provinciæ Mœsiæ Superioris Colonia Viminacium/ Anno primum”, (Colonie de Viminacium province de Mésie supérieure/ première année).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Émission divisionnaire inaugurale. Semble frappé sur un flan de dupondius. Kotschev pour l’an I a relevé un poids moyen pour l’as de 4,18 g pour vingt-deux exemplaires avec deux coins de droit.

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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