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bpv_695890 - GORDIAN III Tetrassaria

GORDIAN III Tetrassaria XF
100.00 €(Approx. 109.00$ | 83.00£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Marcianopolis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 9,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine foncée
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Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse legend : AUT K M ANT GOR-DIANOS AUG, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Antonios Gordianos Augustos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).


Reverse description : Aigle debout de face, une couronne dans le bec.
Reverse legend : MARKIAN-OPOLIT-WN.
Reverse translation : (de Marcianopolis).


Trou de centrage visible des deux deux côtés.

Historical background




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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