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bpv_284720 - GORDIAN III Tétradrachme

GORDIAN III Tétradrachme AU
125.00 €(Approx. 133.75$ | 106.25£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 6
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, épais et irrégulier, bien centré. Beau portrait. Joli revers. Belle patine marron foncé lissée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
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 : LS.
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 translation : (an 6).

Commentary


Sans argenture. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. La cuirasse lisse est ornée d’une tête de Méduse.

Historical background


GORDIAN III

(02-03/238-03/244)

Augustus

Gordian III is the grandson of Gordian I and the nephew of Gordian II, ephemeral emperors of the year 238. At the request of the people of Rome, he is chosen as Caesar by Balbin and Pupian and succeeds them after their assassinations. Emperor at 13, married at 16, killed at 19, this is how the life of this young man could be summed up, victim of the appetites of Philippe the Arab, new prefect of the praetorium.

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