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bpv_493215 - GORDIAN III Hexassaria

GORDIAN III Hexassaria XF
165.00 €(Approx. 196.35$ | 146.85£)
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Type : Hexassaria
Date: c. 238-244
Mint name / Town : Séleucie du Calycadnum, Cilicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 17,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés. Buste de Gordien III à l’usure importante. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de Ian Roper et de la vente CNG Eauction 123, 2005, n° 116

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : ANTWNIOS - GORDIANOS.
Obverse translation : (Antonius Gordien).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aphrodite drapée debout à droite, tenant un miroir de la main droite.
Reverse legend : SeLeUKeWN TW PROS TW K/ALUKA/DNW.
Reverse translation : (Séleucie près du Calycadnus).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF n° 1022, pl. 51. Contremarque Howgego GIC n° 670.

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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