Cilicia, Tarsos, Gordian III
Description: Cilicia, Tarsos, Gordian III (238 - 244 AD). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΣ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ; radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, Π Π in fields / ΤΑΡΣΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ; Herakles, naked, standing front with club and lion skin, apples of Hesperides in right hand, serpent entwined tree to left, ΑΜΚ Γ Β.
Diameter: AE34 mm
Weight: 22,8 g
Attribution: SNG France 1669
Commentary: green patina, good details
History: Gordian III became an emperor just aged 13 - the youngest sole legal Roman emperor throughout the existence of the united Roman Empire.
Article Number: 008-06-05-41652