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bpv_757850 - 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 : Nicopolis ad Istrum, Mésie inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,73 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine marron
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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 G-ORDIANOS AUG, (Autokrator Kaisaros Markos Antonios Gordianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Némésis drapée debout à gauche, tenant un bâton de la main droite et une bride de la main gauche ; une roue à ses pieds.
Reverse legend : UP SAB MODESTOU NIKOPOLITWN PROSIS, (Upatewn Sabinons Modestou Nikopeitwn Pros Istrwn).
Reverse translation : (Hypateon Sabinus Modestus de Nicopolis près de l’Istrus, Danube).

Commentary


Trou de centrage au droit et au revers.

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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