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E-auction 327-243057 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 22 July 2019 14:25:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 242
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 22,73 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais et bien centré. Usure régulière. Beau revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Gordien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M T-R P V COS II P P// SC.
Reverse description : Apollon à demi nu, assis à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite, le bras gauche appuyé sur une lyre qui est posée sur la chaise.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quintum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la cinquième puissance tribunicienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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