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brm_490023 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce XF/VF
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Price : 100.00 €
Type : Sesterce
Date: fin 240-début 243
Date: 240-243
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,96 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier à l’usure régulière. Beau portrait de Gordien III. Frappe molle au revers. Patine verte
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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 : LAETITIA AVG N/ S|C.
Reverse description : Lætitia (la Joie) debout à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une ancre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Lætitia Augusti Nostri”, (La Joie de notre auguste).

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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