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E-auction 300-218881 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 60 €
End of the sale : 14 January 2019 14:22:00
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 01-02/244
Date: 243
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 19,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré à l’usure régulière. Joli portrait. 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 : SECVRITAS PERPETVA/ S|C.
Reverse description : Securitas (la Sécurité) debout de face tournée à gauche, les jambes croisées, tenant de la main droite un long sceptre vertical, le bras gauche appuyé sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Perpetua”, (La Sécurité perpétuelle).

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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