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Gordian III, 238-244 AD, AR Antoninianus, Jupiter, struck 241-243 AD

115.00 AUD

Origin:
Rome mint
Authority:
Gordian III
Denomination:
AR Antoninianus
Composition:
Silver
Date:
241-243 AD (fourth issue)
Obverse:
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Bust of Gordian III, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right
Reverse:
OVI STATORI, Jupiter standing front, head right, holding long sceptre in right hand and thunderbolt in left
Size:
23.54mm, 4.1g, 12h
Grade:
gVF, filled obverse die, weak strike on reverse, nicely toned, some deposits (can be cleaned if desired)
Reference:
RIC IV 84; Cohen V 109; RSC IV 109; SRCV 8615
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.
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