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bpv_778150 - GORDIAN III Tetrassaria

GORDIAN III Tetrassaria XF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 132.00£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: 241-244
Mint name / Town : Hadrianopolis, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,4 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré, bien venu à la frappe. Beau buste de Gordien III. Joli revers. Belle patine verte
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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 GORDIANOS (AUG), (Autokratoros Markos Antwnios Gordianos Augustos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).


Reverse description : Apollon assis à gauche, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et s’ppuyant de la main gauche sur sa lyre.
Reverse legend : ADRIANOP-OLEIT/ -|-// WN.
Reverse translation : (d’Hadrianopolis).


Poids léger.

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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