Roman Empire Gordian III AD 238-244 AR Denarius
Hercules standing right, resting hand upon hip and holding club set upon rock.
Authenticity is guaranteed and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation NGC
Grade: Ch XF (Choice Extremely Fine) Strike: 5/5, Surface 4/5
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 3.30 g.
Catalog References: David Sear #8670 (see pictures), RIC 95, RCS 404, Hunter 71
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverce: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right, resting hand upon hip and holding club set upon rock.
Gordian III was Roman Emperor from 238 AD to 244 AD.
At the age of 13, he became the youngest sole legal Roman emperor throughout the existence of the united Roman Empire.
Gordian was the son of Antonia Gordiana and an unnamed Roman Senator who died before 238.
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