Ancient Roman Bronze Coin AE 27 - GORDIAN III - c. 238-244 AD


Bronze Coin – AE 27, Roman Colonial Issue - Moesia Inferior, c. 238-244 AD

Ruler: Gordian III

Obv: Bust, right.

Rev: Concordia, standing with cornucopiae

Mint: Marcianopolis

26mm, 9.46gm

Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius (January 20, 225 – February 11, 244), known in English as Gordian III, was Roman Emperor from 238 to 244. Due to Gordian's age, the imperial government was surrendered to the aristocratic families, who controlled the affairs of Rome through the senate.

In 240, Sabinianus revolted in the African province, but the situation was dealt with quickly. In 241, Gordian was married to Furia Sabinia Tranquillina, daughter of the newly appointed praetorian prefect, Timesitheus. As chief of the Praetorian guard and father in law of the emperor, Timesitheus quickly became the de facto ruler of the Roman empire.

  • Inventory# PA-2888