Ancient Roman silver Antoninianus of emperor Gordian III / Providentia

Ancient Roman silver Antoninianus of emperor Gordian III / Providentia

Code: 12074

£75.00 Approx $83.61, €85.32
 

This is an ancient Roman silver Antoninianus of Emperor Gordian III, minted at Rome between 243 - 244 AD 

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

Reverse: PROVID AVG "Providence of the emperor (Augustus)Providentia standing left holding wand over the globe at her feet, sceptre in the left hand.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Antoninianus = 2 Denarii

MATERIAL: Silver 

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

SIZE: 21.7mm diameter

WEIGHT: 4.67 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  SR-8654, RIC-148

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