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brm_551219 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce XF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2020)
Price : 150.00 €
Type : Sesterce
Date: 242
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée des deux côtés. Léger tréflage. Beau revers, bien venu à la frappe. Monnaie quasi TTB+. Patine foncée
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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 V COS II P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : L'empereur, en habit militaire, debout à droite, tenant un globe de la main gauche et une haste transversale de la droite.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quintum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la cinquième 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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