Gordian III 238 – 244 AD

Silver antoninianus, 21 mm, 3.19 gm.
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AETER
Victory standing left, holding palm & resting right hand of shield set atop a captive.

Struck 244 AD.

Marcus Antoninus Gordianus was elevated to the rank of Caesar at the age of thirteen. While campaigning against the Persians under Shapur I, Gordian III was murdered by troops loyal to Philip the Arab.Victoria was the personification of victory. She was very popular in Rome and was worshiped by triumphant generals returning from war.

RIC 155, RSC 349.
Inv#: 5040
Guaranteed Authentic

$135

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