Diameter: 22.5-23.5 mm
Denomination: Double Denarius
Weight: 4.47 g.
Catalog References: David Sear #8668 (see pictures), Hunter 12, RIC 6, RSC 381
Minted in Rome in 240 AD
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing to left holding branch and spear, shield at feet.
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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