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brm_624839 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce XF/AU
150.00 €(Approx. 181.50$ | 133.50£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: fin 239-début 240
Date: 239-240
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,04 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré. Très joli revers, bien détaillé. Patine foncée
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Gordien III à droite, avec cuirasse et paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus" (Empereur Gordien Pieux Heureux Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MILIT// SC.
Reverse description : Concordia (La Concorde) assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une double corne d'abondance dans le bras gauche.
Reverse translation : "Concordia Militum" (L'Entente des Armées).

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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