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brm_628677 - GORDIAN III Denier

GORDIAN III Denier AU/MS
175.00 €(Approx. 211.75$ | 155.75£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 241
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré, éclaté à 10H. Superbe revers. Métal légèrement piqué au droit. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise
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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 : VENVS VICTRIX.
Reverse description : Vénus debout à gauche, tenant un casque de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche en s'accoudant sur un bouclier.
Reverse translation : "Venus Victrix", (Vénus victorieuse).

Commentary


Poids léger. 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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