Gordian III, Denarius, IOVIS STATOR reverse
AR; 21mm/2.7gm Rome, 4th Series, Struck 241-243 A.D.
Obv/ IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; laur, dr. and cuir. bust right
Rev/ IOVIS STATOR; Jupiter stg. facing, head right, holding long scepter in left hand and holding thunderbolt close to his body in right hand
Con/ Very Fine with mint luster
Ref/ RIC 112; RIC notes this Rome Mint as Rare.
Seller's Note/ One of the titles given to Jupiter/Iovi was Stator as seen on this rare issue. STATOR basically translates to "Slayer of armies about to flee". The reverse alludes to Gordian's campaign in Persia where the enemy were compelled to flee Mesopotamia.