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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Gordian II| > SH77264
Gordian II Africanus, c. 18 or 22 March - c. 12 April 238 A.D.
The son of Gordian I, he was proclaimed Augustus by his father during the senatorial revolt against Maximinus. Gordian II led the improvised military campaign, but was easily defeated and killed. His body was unrecognizable after the carnage. Hearing the news, his father committed suicide.
SH77264. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 5 (S); Cohen V 9; BMCRE VI p. 247, 23; Hunter III 6; SRCV III 8470, F, large edge chip, corrosion, Rome mint, weight 19.436g, maximum diameter 28.5mm, die axis 0o, Mar - Apr 238 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse ROMAE AETERNAE (to eternal Rome), Roma seated left on shield (throne back also visible in background) holding Victory on globe and scepter, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; rare; SOLD










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Roman Coins of Gordian II