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bpv_570285 - GORDIAN III Pentassaria

GORDIAN III Pentassaria VF
125.00 €(Approx. 136.25$ | 103.75£)
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Type : Pentassaria
Date: 238-239
Mint name / Town : Thessalonique, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 9,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT K M ANTW GO[RDIANOS].
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien).

Reverse


Reverse description : Urne de prix agonistique surmontée d’une palme inscrite.
Reverse legend : QE[SSA]LONIKEWN NEOKRWN/ P-U/QIA.
Reverse translation : (de Thessalonique décorée, Prix).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Sur cet exemplaire, au revers le mot Pythia est visible.

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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