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bpv_523475 - GORDIAN III Tétradrachme

GORDIAN III Tétradrachme XF
225.00 €(Approx. 254.25$ | 191.25£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Belle monnaie à l’usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : M AN GORDIANOS SEB, (Markos Antonios Gordianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (Marc Antonius Gordien césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L|A.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche, la tête tournée à droite, tenant une couronne dans le bec.
Reverse translation : (an 1).

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous présentons une monnaie d’Alexandrie pour Gordien III 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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