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bpv_494490 - GORDIAN III Pentassaria

GORDIAN III Pentassaria XF
115.00 €(Approx. 139.15$ | 98.90£)
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Type : Pentassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Dionysopolis, Mésie inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,86 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse description : Bustes affrontés de Gordien III lauré, drapé et cuirassé à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière et de Sérapis, coiffée du calathos et drapé vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse legend : AUTO K M// ANTwNIOS GORDIANOS AUG, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Antonios Gordianos Augustos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Sérapis debout à gauche, coiffé du calathos, drapé, levant la main droite et trnant un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : DIONUS-O-POLEITWN/ E|-, (Dionusopoleitwwn).
Reverse translation : (de Dionysopolis).

Commentary


Poids léger. Trou de centrage visible des deux côtés.

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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