Gordian III, 238-244 AD, AR Antoninianus, Antioch mint, Sol, struck 242-244 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Gordian III
City/Region:
Antioch mint
Denomination:
AR Antoninianus
Composition:
Silver
Date:
242-244 AD (fourth issue)
Obverse:
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Bust of Gordian III, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right, seen from back
Reverse:
ORIENS AVG, Sol standing front, head left, raising right hand and holding globe
Size:
22.09mm, 4.4g, 6h
Grade:
Choice EF, fine style, well centred, toned, some deposits (can be cleaned, if desired)
References:
RIC IV 213; Cohen V 167; RSC IV 167; SRCV 8626

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An almost flawless antoninianus of Gordian III from the mint of Antioch

Gordian III became the youngest sole Roman emperor at the age of 13 after the death of Emperor Severus Alexander. The last of the 6 Emperors in the tumultuous Year of the 6 emperors - the year 238AD in which 6 people had been Roman Emperor. His reign was not long. He died at the age of 19, possibly at Zaitha at the hands of his army, or in battle against the Sassanids.