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bpv_630355 - GORDIAN III Tetrassaria

GORDIAN III Tetrassaria XF
125.00 €(Approx. 148.75$ | 108.75£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Tomis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,07 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. Revers inhabituel. Patine superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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 GORDIANOS AUG .
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Tychè drapée debout à gauche, coiffée du calathos, tenant un long sceptre vertical de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; à ses pied à droite, l’Hebros nageant à drotie.
Reverse legend : MHTRO PON-TOU TOME(WS)/ -|D, (Mhtropolews Pontou Tomews).
Reverse translation : (de la cité du Pont de Tomis).

Commentary


Trou de centrage vsible de chaque côté .

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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