Gordianus III – Sestertius – Emperor with Globe and Spear

Gordianus III , 241 - 244 AD , Roma

Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG – Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right

The inscription reads: Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus – Supreme commander (Imperator), Gordian, the pious emperor (Augustus).


Reverse: P M TR P III COS II P P S C – Gordian III, in military attire, standing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and globe in left hand

The inscription reads: Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate Tertia, Consul Secundum, Pater Patriae. Senatus Consultum – High priest, holder of tribunician power for the third time, consul for the second time, father of the nation. Decree of the senate. 

  • Gordianus III
  • Rome
  • Roman Imperial Period
  • Bronze
  • 18.39gr
  • 29.5mm
  • RIC IV 305a

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