Ancient Roman silver Antoninianus of emperor Gordian III / Jupiter

Ancient Roman silver Antoninianus of emperor Gordian III / Jupiter

Code: 12072

£75.00 Approx $83.61, €85.32
 

This is an ancient Roman silver Antoninianus of Emperor Gordian III, minted in Rome between 241 - 243 AD 

Obverse:  IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG "Emperor Gordianus, Pious and Happy August" radiate draped bust left

Reverse: IOVI STATORI "to Jupiter, the upholder (preserver)" Jupiter, nude, standing front, head left, holding long sceptre in right hand and thunderbolt in left hand.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Antoninianus 2 Denarii (2)

MATERIAL: Silver 

DATE: 238 - 244 AD (minted in Rome between 241 - 243 AD)

SIZE: 22.5mm diameter

WEIGHT: 5.10 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC IV.3# 84, OCRE# ric.4.gor_iii.84

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a  private collection. Budapest, Hungary.