Ancient Roman Empire Coin Ring, Sterling Silver with 18K Gold Bezel, Size 10
Beautiful simple setting ancient Roman coin ring, sterling silver with 18k gold bezel, size 10. Roman Empire, Gordian III, 238-244, AR Antoninianus. Marcus Antonius Gordianus “Pius, ” c. Although orphaned as a child, Gordian III belonged to a prominent and exceptionally wealthy family, then headed by his grandfather, Gordian I. We are told by the Historia Augusta that he was light-hearted, handsome, winning and… Was loved by the people, the senate and the soldiers as no prince had ever been before. The joint emperors Balbinus and Pupienus raised young Gordian III to the rank of Caesar shortly after his grandfather and uncle perished in their failed North African revolt. The joint-emperors presumably gained access to his family’s enormous wealth, from which it seems they hammered out a large coinage in less than 100 days. Among these coins were ones honoring the young Caesar. It seems the co-emperors reigned with Gordian as their Caesar until July of 238, when the two Augusti were murdered and Gordian III was hailed emperor in their place. Despite his youth (he was then about 13 years old), Gordian was probably the best candidate, for he was not mature enough to have an agenda of his own. The first three years of Gordian’s reign were ostensibly under the guidance of the senate, though no doubt they were careful not to upset the praetorians or the arm. In 241, the 16-year-old Gordian changed the complexion of his reign by appointing Timesitheus, a man of exceptional character and experience, as his commander of the praetorian guard. At the same time he strengthened his ties to Timesitheus by marrying his daughter, Tranquillina. It seems, however, that he did not lead aggressively enough to satisfy his soldiers. The death of Gordian III on his Persian campaign in Zaitha in February or March of 244 is a bit of a mystery, and is usually attributed to a coup by Philip I. Philip told the senate that Gordian had died of natural causes, while Shapur reports that he died in battle against the Sasanians at Misikhe. Regardless of how Gordian (19 years old) actually died, it must have been a lonely, frightening affair. Gordian was without an adviser he could trust, and was at odds with the ambitious Philip, all the while trying to lead an army so far from the comforts of the Rome he had known as a child. Our code is B045559, RGDC035. Sizing up or down possible with extra charge. If you want this, please contact the details. Will be sent with coin certificate of authenticity. The item “Ancient Roman Empire Coin Ring, Sterling Silver with 18K Gold Bezel, Size 10″ is in sale since Friday, May 27, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Fashion Jewelry\Rings”. The seller is “sbat50″ and is located in Soquel, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.