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Gordian III, Denarius, IOVIS STATOR reverse,  SOLD!


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.

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