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E-auction 343-257481 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 97 €
Maximum bid : 151 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:34:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 01-02/244
Date: 244
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Remarquable exemplaire recouvert d’une jolie patine vert foncé. Très beau buste de style fin
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française dispersée à Pont-Audemer le 3 juin 2019, avec son étiquette d’époque

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 VII COS II P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Mars marchant à droite, tenant une haste de la main droite et un bouclier de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate septimum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la septième puissance tribunicienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).

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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