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bpv_608344 - GORDIAN III Triassaria

GORDIAN III Triassaria VF
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Type : Triassaria
Date: c. 238-244
Mint name / Town : Lyrbe, Cilicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,89 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé
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 : AU K M ANT - GRODIANOS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien).

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu debout à gauche, tenant une branche de la main droite et un arc de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : LUR BE-I-TWN.
Reverse translation : (Lyrbeiton).

Commentary


Au revers à la place d’Apollon, nous pourrions avoir une représentation d’Héraklès.

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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