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Roman, Gordian III - 238-244 AD
MARCVS ANTONIVS GORDIANVS was born in 225. His grandfather was Gordian I and his uncle was Gordian II. After their failed revolt in 238, Gordian was raised (April, 238) to Caesar under the Senate's co-Augusti, Balbinus and Pupienus. When they were killed in July, 238, Gordian became sole Augustus. His rule was generally thought to be mild and wise, guided by his Praetorian Praefect, Timesitheus. Gordian III married Timesitheus's daughter Tranquillina in 241. Unfortunately, both Timesitheus and Gordian died on campaign against the Sassanians in 243-244. His mysterious death on February 25, 244 possibly was plotted by his successor, Philip I.

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ancientcoins  [Aug 19, 2005 at 12:02 PM]
beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! it beats my gordian
dupondius  [Aug 16, 2008 at 04:50 AM]
potrait of good style!
Noah  [Jun 16, 2009 at 12:13 AM]
a stunning portrait indeed
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