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Live auction - brm_479446 - GORDIAN III As

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 14:48:01
Type : As
Date: janvier - février
Date: 244
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 10,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Gordien III avec des petites marques sur le visage. Joli revers. Patine noire
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection L. P


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 : SECVRIT PERPET/ S-|C.
Reverse description : Securitas (La Sécurité) drapée debout à gauche, les jambes croisées, le coude gauche appuyé sur une colonne, tenant un sceptre de la main droite.
Reverse translation : "Securitas Augusti" (La Sécurité de l'Auguste).


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la deuxième fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

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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