Gordian III (243-244 CE) AE Sestertius

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Locale: Rome Mint
Issuer: Gordian III
Date: 238-244 CE
Denomination: AE Sestertius

Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG. Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Reverse: FORTVNA REDVX S C. Fortuna, draped, seated left, holding rudder set on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; under seat, wheel.

Literature: RIC IV 331
Preservation: A wonderfully thick, heavy piece.