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brm_694035 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce VF
60.00 €(Approx. 69.60$ | 50.40£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 241
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli buste. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine marron
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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 TR P IIII COS II P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : L'empereur (Gordien III), en habit militaire, debout à droite, tenant un globe de la main gauche et une haste transversale de la droite.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quartum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).

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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