GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU

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GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU
GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU
GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU
GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU
GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU
GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU

GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU
[6258] The Roman Empire Gordian I, 1- 22 April 238 It is difficult to tell Gordian I Africanus’ actual appearance from his coinage, as there seem to be two portrait types that differ considerably in their facial expressions. It is difficult to define these portraits in the absence of surviving sculptures. Likely the Roman mint officials faced considerable challenges in defining an early portrait type for him and the first ones seem very generic. I attempted to pick typical examples of the second more individual portraits of this very shortlived emperor. Denarius April 238, AR 2.82 g. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. ROMAE A – TERNAE Roma seated l. On shield holding Victory and sceptre. Struck on a very fresh metal and extremely fine Ex Lanz sale, 141, 2008, 638. Provided with certificate of authenticity. CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC by Sergey Nechayev, PhD – Numismatic Expert. The item “GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU” is in sale since Thursday, December 15, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “victoram” and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Ruler: Gordian I Africanus
  • Composition: Silver
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Type: Denarius
  • Material: Silver
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman

GORDIAN I AFRICANUS 238AD VERY RARE Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin NGC Ch AU