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E-auction 302-221281 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 68 €
Maximum bid : 86 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2019 14:14:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: fin 240 - mi-243
Date: 240-243
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,35 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais, bien centré. Très beau revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection F.L.

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 et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AETER-NITATI AVG/ S|C .
Reverse description : Sol radié, nu debout de face, la tête tournée à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Æternitati Augusti”, (À l'Éternité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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