Roman Empire Gordian III AD238-244 Double Denarius Virtus NGC Ch VF
Roman Empire Gordian III AD 238-244 Silver Coin Double-Denarius
Virtus standing left, resting on shield and spear
Authenticity is guaranteed and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation NGC
Certification Number: 3737393-021
Grade: Ch VF Strike: 5/5, Surface 4/5
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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