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E-auction 527-445118 - bpv_840102 - GORDIANUS III and TRANQUILLINA Tetrassaria

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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 78 €
End of the sale : 22 May 2023 14:54:20
bidders : 15 bidders
Type : Tetrassaria
Date: 242-244
Mint name / Town : Singara, Mésopotamie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 19,97 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine marron
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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 GORDIANON SAB TRANKULLINA SEB, (Autokrator Kaisar Markon Antwnion Gordianon Sabinia Trankulleina Sebasth).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste et Sabinia Tranquilline augusta).


Reverse description : Tyché de Singara tourelée et drapée assise à gauche sur un rocher, tenant une branche de laurier, un dieu rivière nageant à ses pieds à gauche, tournant la tête à droite ; au-dessus, Sagittaire bondissant à gauche, décochant une flèche.
Reverse legend : AUR SEP KOL - SINGARA, (Aurelia Septimia Kolonia Singara).
Reverse translation : (Aurélia Septimia Colonie de Singara).

Historical background



Gordian III married the daughter of the prefect of the Praetorian Timésithée, Tranquillina, in 241. The following year, she accompanied the emperor to the East. After the death of his father, replaced by Philip the Arab, we lose track of him. Gordian was assassinated in 244 at the instigation of the new prefect of the Praetorium.

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