Aureus - Gordian III CONCORDIA AVG; Concordia

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Gordian III (238-244)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 238-239
Value Aureus = 25 Denarii (25)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Gold
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 280908
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC IV.3# 176,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland; 1949. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 4.3. Gordian III – Uranius Antoninus (AD 238–253). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.4.gor_iii.176
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Goridan III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.

Lettering: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG

Translation:
IMperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Marcus Antonius Gordianus, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Gordian III, veiled, togate, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over altar and holding sceptre in left hand.

Lettering: CONCORDIA AVG

Translation:
Concordia Augusta.
Venerable harmony.

Mint

Antioch on the Orontes, Syria, modern-day Antakya, Turkey

Comments

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (238-239) 

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