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bpv_540672 - GORDIAN III Tétradrachme

GORDIAN III Tétradrachme XF
135.00 €(Approx. 160.65$ | 117.45£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 4
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan lourd, bien centré de part et d’autre. La pièce est couverte d’une épaisse patine sombre
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse legend : A K M AN GORDIANOS EU S, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Antonios Gordianos Eusebios Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antonius Gordien pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LE.
Reverse description : Tyché (Fortuna) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : (an 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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