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bpv_611379 - GORDIAN III Assarion

GORDIAN III Assarion VF
80.00 €(Approx. 95.20$ | 68.80£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 238-244
Mint name / Town : Coela, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
BMC.-  - Cop.-  - GIC.-  - SNG/H.-  - AMNG. 1/-  - ACBP.122 chaix

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS A.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AEL MVNICIP/ COEL.
Reverse description : Proue de galère à droite, ornée d’un dauphin et surmontée d’une corne d’abondance.
Reverse translation : “Aelia Municipia/ Coelia”.

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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