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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis & Decline| > |Gordian I| > SH46955
Gordian I Africanus, c. 18 or 22 March - c. 12 April 238 A.D.
|Gordian| |I|, |Gordian| |I| |Africanus,| |c.| |18| |or| |22| |March| |-| |c.| |12| |April| |238| |A.D.|, This reverse type is representative for a senate backed revolt.
SH46955. Silver denarius, SRCV III 8447; RIC IV-1 4; BMCRE VI 8; RSC III 8, aVF, Rome mint, weight 2.852g, maximum diameter 19.9mm, die axis 180o, Mar - Apr 238 A.D.; obverse IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse ROMAE AETERNAE (to eternal Rome), Roma seated left on shield, Victory in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; great portrait; very rare; SOLD










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