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Gordian III

 

Emperor Marcus Antonius Gordian III (238-244)

 

coin
IMP(erator) GORDIANVS PIVS FEL(ix) AVG(ustus)
AETERNITATI AVG(ustus)

Antoninianus
238-244
silver

Antioch
21 mm.

Obverse
Bust right  in radiate crown and draped armor
Legend: Emperor Gordianus Pious Happy Augustus
Reverse
Sol left, holds globe in his raised hand
Legend: Eternity of August

   
coin
IMP(erator) GORDIANVS PIVS FEL(ix) AVG(ustus)
FORTUNA REDVX

Antoninianus
243
silver

Antioch
21 mm.

Obverse
Bust right  in radiate crown and draped armor
Legend: Emperor Gordianus Pious Happy Augustus
Reverse
Fortune with ship's wheel and cornucopia
Legend: Fortune returns

   
coin
IMP(erator) GORDIANVS PIVS FEL(ix) AVG(ustus)
LAETITIA AVG(ustus) N / S(enatus) C(onsalto)

Sestertius
241-243
bronze

Rome
28 mm.

Obverse
Bust right  in a wreath and draped armor
Legend: Emperor Gordian Pious Happy Augustus
Reverse
Laetitia standing left, holds palm and anchor
Legend: Laetitia of August / The command of the Senate

   
coin
IMP(erator) GORDIANVS PIVS FEL(ix) AVG(ustus)
P(ontifex) M(aximus) TR(ibunicia) P(otestas) V CO(n)S(ul) II P(ater) P(atriae) / S(enatus) C(onsalto)

Sestertius
242-243
bronze

Rome
28 mm.

Obverse
Bust right  in a wreath and draped armor
Legend: Emperor Gordianus Pious Happy Augustus
Reverse
Apollo sitting left, holds wreath and lira
Legend: Great Priest People's Tribune 5 times Consul 2 times Father of the Fatherland / The command of the Senate

   
coin
IMP(erator) GORDIANVS PIVS FEL(ix) AVG(ustus)
 LAETITIA AVG(ustus) N / S(enatus) C(onsalto)

As
240-243
copper
Rome
23 mm.

Obverse
Bust right  in a wreath and draped armor
Legend: Emperor Gordianus Pious Happy Augustus
Reverse
Apollo sitting left, holds wreath and lira
Legend: Laetitia standing l., holding wreath and leaning on anchor; on field / The command of the Senate