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bpv_649020 - GORDIANUS III and TRANQUILLINA Tetrassaria

GORDIANUS III and TRANQUILLINA Tetrassaria VF/VF
60.00 €(Approx. 65.40$ | 49.80£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Anchialus, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 12,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Métal taché. Jolis bustes. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Bustes affrontés de Gordien III lauré, drapé et cuirassé à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière et de Tranquilline diadémée et drapée à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse legend : AUT K M ANT GORDIANOS AUG SAB// TRANKULL/EINA, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Antonios Gordianos Augustos Sabeina Trankullina).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste Sabine Tranquilline).

Reverse


Reverse description : Sarapis debout à gauche, tenant un sceptre.
Reverse legend : OULPIANWN - AGCIALE(WN), (Oulpianwn Agcialewn.
Reverse translation : (Ulpia Anchialus).

Historical background


GORDIEN III and Tranquillina

(241-244)

Gordian III married the daughter of the praetorian prefect Timésithée, Tranquillina in 241. The following year, she accompanied the Emperor in the East. After the death of his father, replaced by Philip the Arab, one loses track. Gordian was murdered in 244 at the instigation of the new prefect of the Praetorium.

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