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bpv_644185 - GORDIAN III Unité

GORDIAN III Unité VF
80.00 €(Approx. 87.20$ | 66.40£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 242-244
Mint name / Town : Édesse, Mésopotamie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 7,83 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement irrégulier, centré. Jolis bustes. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2) ; une étoile dans le champ devant le visage.
Obverse legend : AUTOK K M ANT GORDIANOS SEB.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Buste d’Abgar X coiffé de la tiare et drapé à droite ; une étoile derrière le visage.
Reverse legend : ABGAROS - BASILEWS.
Reverse translation : (Abgar roi).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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