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brm_344504 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce XF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 124.50£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 05-12/238
Date: 238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,44 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et épais, bien centré, légèrement éclaté à 4 et à 7 heures. Beau portrait de Gordien III. Revers à l’usure régulière. Jolie patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDENTIA AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Providentia Augusti", (La Paix de l'auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

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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