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Live auction - brm_550742 - GORDIAN III As

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Estimate : 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:54:47
Type : As
Date: mi 240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 11,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière. Joli buste. Monnaie agréable. Patine vert foncé
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Obverse description : Buste lauré de Gordien III à droite, avec cuirasse et paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus" (Empereur Gordien Pieux Heureux Auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS AVG // SC.
Reverse description : Virtus debout, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et une lance de la main gauche ; à ses pieds, un bouclier.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Augusti" (La Vertu de l'Auguste).

Historical background


(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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