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bpv_566447 - GORDIAN III Tetrassaria

GORDIAN III Tetrassaria XF
150.00 €(Approx. 160.50$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 238-240
Mint name / Town : Nicopolis ad Istrum, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,50 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 12,43 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré sur un flan éclaté à 6h. Joli buste. Patine vert foncé
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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 ANTW - GORDIANOS (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Antwnios Gordianos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien).


Reverse legend : UP SAB MODESTOU NIKOPOL/EIT(WN)|-// PROS IST/RO (Upatewn Sabiniou Modestou Nikopoleitwn Pros istros).
Reverse translation : (Magistrat Sabinus Modestus de Nicopolis près de l’Istrus, Danube).


Trou de centrage visible des deux côtés.

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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