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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
74000716

Exceptional Portrait

Sale: Triton X, Lot: 716. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007. 
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gordian III. AD 238-244. Æ Sestertius (21.44 g, 1h). Rome mint. Special emission, early AD 241. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P IIII COS II P P, S C across field, Gordian standing right, holding spear in right hand and globe in left. RIC IV 306a; Banti 73; Cohen 254. Superb EF, mottled green, brown and brick-red patina, hints of light smoothing. Wonderful portrait.