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brm_444159 - GORDIAN III Denier

GORDIAN III Denier MS
175.00 €(Approx. 192.50$ | 154.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: mi
Date: 241
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier. Buste de toute beauté et revers fantastique. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Gordien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DIANA LVCI-FERA.
Reverse description : Diane debout à droite, tenant de ses deux mains une torche transversale enflammée.
Reverse translation : "Diana Lucifera", (Diane qui apporte la lumière).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

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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