Gordian III Antoninianus

Gordian III Antoninianus, Emperor AD 238-244, minted at Rome, RIC 39, RSC 383,  4.79 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right, IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Virtus standing half-left wearing military attire and a crested helmet, holding a branch in his upraised right hand and a reversed spear in his left arm, his shield resting on the ground against his leg before him, VIRTVS AVG, a very lustrous coin with the tiniest touch of attractive subdued toning, a wonderful and expressive portrait of Gordian, a detailed Virtus on the reverse right down to his beard and facial features, a well centered and sharply struck coin with just a bit of wear to the high points of the portrait, Asking price:  $105 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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