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bpv_833290 - GORDIAN III Pentassaria

GORDIAN III Pentassaria XF
130.00 €(Approx. 139.10$ | 109.20£)
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Type : Pentassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Dionysopolis, Mésie inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 12,93 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Jolis bustes. Revers agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


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 : AUT K M // ANTwNIOS GORDIANOS AUG, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Antonios Gordianos Augustos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).


Reverse description : Temple tetrastyle avec une statue de Dionysos.
Reverse legend : DIONUSO POLEITWN/ E|-, (Dionusopoleitwwn).
Reverse translation : (de Dionysopolis).

Historical background




Gordian III is the grandson of Gordian I and the nephew of Gordian II, ephemeral emperors of the year 238. At the request of the people of Rome, he is chosen as Caesar by Balbin and Pupian and succeeds them after their assassinations. Emperor at 13, married at 16, killed at 19, this is how the life of this young man could be summed up, victim of the appetites of Philippe the Arab, new prefect of the praetorium.

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