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bpv_538226 - GORDIAN III Decassaria (médaillon)

GORDIAN III Decassaria (médaillon) XF
280.00 €(Approx. 333.20$ | 243.60£)
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Type : Decassaria (médaillon)
Date: c. 238-240
Mint name / Town : Hadrianopolis, Phrygie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 29,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Gordien III. Frappe molle au revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient des listes P.-F. Jacquier 17, n° 497 et 18, n° 369

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : A K M ANTW GORDIANOS B.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur, césar Marc Antoine Gordien ).

Reverse


Reverse description : Tychè drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel allumé et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : ADRIANOP EP - C KAIKANOU B/ S-EB.
Reverse translation : (d’Hadrianopolis Sébastè du magistrat S Kaikinos.

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection von Aulock (n° 8375, pl. 290).

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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