- ID: 602

    Submitter: Jean-Luc

    Added: 1999-04-08

    Gordianus III, 238-244 A. D.

    AV-Aureus, Rome.
    Av.: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
    Rv.: AETER-NITATI AVG. Sol standing facing, head l., right hand raised, holding globe.
    4,82 g.

    Ref.: RIC -, BoC 18/2, 1993, p. 13, 1a.

    – This counterfeit is struck from modern dies. Two caracteristics are jagged edges and wavy fields, especially on the rev. The gold is yellow.

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