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bpv_523517 - GORDIAN III Tétradrachme

GORDIAN III Tétradrachme AU
150.00 €(Approx. 165.00$ | 130.50£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,48 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale. Très beau buste et jolie représentation au revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : A K M AN GORDIANOS EU SEB, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Antonios Gordianos Eusebios Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antonius Gordien pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : L|Z.
Reverse description : Aigle debout de face, tenant une couronne dans ses serres.
Reverse translation : (an 7).

Historical background




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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