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E-auction 404-316072 - brm_624827 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 70 €
End of the sale : 11 January 2021 14:33:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 241- début 243
Date: 241-243
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,97 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré des deux côtés. Joli buste Usure régulière. 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 : IOVI - STATORI/ S|C.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout de face, regardant à droite, tenant un foudre de la main gauche et un long sceptre de la droite.
Reverse translation : "Iovi Statori", (À Jupiter qui arrête les fuyards).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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