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E-auction 328-244247 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 67 €
Maximum bid : 69 €
End of the sale : 29 July 2019 14:17:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 239
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier. Beau buste de Gordien III. Frappe molle au revers.Jolie patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS 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 Gordianus Pius Augustus" (L’empereur césar Gordien pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIR-TV-S AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) en habit militaire, casqué et drapé, debout à gauche, tenant une branche d’oliver de la main droite et une haste renversée de la main gauche ; devant, un bouclier.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Augusti", (La Virilité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à fines 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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