Gordian III Silver Antoninianii

$57.23

A selection of Gordian III AR Antoninianus. The obverse features a bust facing right wearing a radiate crown and drapery with the legend IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG. Each coin displays a single different deity to the reverse including Providentia, Apollo and Mars.

N.B. Please note that this is a general lot. The image is for reference only. Individual selection is not available.

Date: Circa 238-244 AD
Condition: Fine condition.

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SKU: LD-344 Category: Tag:

Gordian III was a Roman emperor who ruled from 238 to 244 AD. He was the youngest sole Roman emperor at the age of 13. Throughout his rule, coins were used to establish Gordian III’s legitimacy and fitness to rule. Due to his young age, Gordian had little military experience with no real position and therefore, deities such as Virtus were a common figure presented on his coin. Gordian spent most of his reign fighting on the frontier while his father-in-law exercised the authority of the emperor on his behalf. He reigned lasted for six years until he died in battle.

Weight 5.3 g
Dimensions W 2.1 cm
Culture

Metal

Roman Emperors

Region

Reference: For a similar item,The British Museum, item R.431

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