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brm_403530 - GORDIAN III Denier

GORDIAN III Denier AU
150.00 €(Approx. 175.50$ | 136.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 241
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale parfaitement centré des deux cotés. Superbe portrait. Patine grise. 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 : PIETAS AVGVSTI.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) voilée et drapée debout à gauche, levant les deux mains.
Reverse translation : "Pietas Augusti", (La Piété de l'auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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