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E-auction 444-356194 - brm_674247 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 18 October 2021 14:26:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: mi 240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,04 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec un joli buste de l’empereur au droit. Patine verte
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 : LIBERT-AS AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) debout à gauche tenant un bonnet dans la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Libertas Augusti", (La Liberté de l'auguste).

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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