Gordian III, 238-244 AD, Pisidia, Antiochia, AE35, She-wolf and twins, struck 240-243 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Gordian III
City/Region:
Pisidia, Antiochia
Denomination:
AE35
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
240-243 AD
Obverse:
IMP CAES MANT GORDIANOVS AVG, Bust of Gordian III right, laureate, wearing paludamentum and cuirass
Reverse:
CAESANTIOCHC OL, She-wolf standing right; below, suckling twins; behind, fig-tree; in emerge, S R
Size:
34.63, 27.1g,7h
Grade:
Choice aEF, milled edge
Provenance:
ex Solidus Numismatik Auction 20 (21 October 2017), Lot 136
References:
BMC Lycia [Antiochia] p. 194, 103-104; Lindgren I 1232 (obv. legend); SNG Paris 1210; SGICV -

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An impressive coin on a very large and heavy flan.

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.