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brm_572604 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce AU
250.00 €(Approx. 305.00$ | 222.50£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: mi
Date: 240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 20,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux côtés. Joli revers, bien détaillé. Fine usure superficielle. Patine vert foncé
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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 III COS P P/ -|-// SC.
Reverse description : L'empereur lauré, en toge, assis à gauche sur une chaise curule, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre court de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate tertium Consul Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la troisième puissance tribunitienne consul père de la patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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