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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis & Decline| > |Gordian III| > BB16936
Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., "Limes" Denarius
|Gordian| |III|, |Gordian| |III,| |29| |July| |238| |-| |25| |February| |244| |A.D.,| |"Limes"| |Denarius|, The origin and purpose of the bronze "limes" denarii is uncertain. They may have been a token currency used only along the borders of the Empire. They may have been illegal counterfeits with a now long gone thin silver wash.
BB16936. Bronze limes denarius, cf. RIC IV 131, RSC IV 347 (silver denarius, official, Rome mint, c. 241 A.D.), Choice VF, unoffical(?) mint, weight 2.889g, maximum diameter 19.1mm, die axis 45o, obverse IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VENVS VICTRIX (victorious Venus), Venus standing half left, apple in right, transverse scepter in left; SOLD











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