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brm_616685 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce XF
100.00 €(Approx. 117.00$ | 86.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 05-12
Date: 238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS 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 Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FIDES MILITVM/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant une enseigne de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Fides Militum", (La Fidélité des soldats).

Commentary


Premier portrait de Gordien III, très proche de ceux du César.

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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