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E-auction 52-22721 - GORDIAN III Tetrassaria

GORDIAN III Tetrassaria AU
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Estimate : 240 €
Price : 94 €
Maximum bid : 135 €
End of the sale : 14 April 2014 16:28:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Tetrassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Hadrianopolis, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier avec les grènetis visibles. Importantes traces de tréflage dans la légende au droit. Très beau revers inhabituel. Magnifique patine vert olive
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Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT K M ANT GO-RDIANOS (AUG), (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Antwnios Gordianos Augustos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).


Reverse description : Enceinte fortifiée de cité avec porte et deux tourelles.
Reverse legend : ADRIANOPOLEIT[WN].
Reverse translation : (d’Hadrianopolis).


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Petit trou de centrage des deux côtés. Tréflage perceptible des deux côtés dans la légende en particulier.

Historical background


(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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