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Ancient Roman Æ Sestertius of Emperor Gordian III / Jupiter

£235.00 Approx $296.72, €273.89

Code: 11636

This is an ancient Roman Æ orichalcum Sestertius, of Emperor Gordian III, minted in Rome between 241 - 243 AD 

Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, "Emperor Gordianus, Pious and Happy August" laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing front, head right, holding long scepter and thunderbolt; S-C across fields. The reverse inscription relates to Jove (Jupiter) who upholds (preserves). 

A wonderful coin with a great patina and pleasant portrait.



MATERIAL: Æ orichalcum

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

SIZE: 30mm diameter

WEIGHT: 15.23 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC 298a; Sear 8710

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Lisboa, Portugal