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Why add this Mint State Silver Double Denarius of Gordian III to your collection?
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) ancient coin experts graded this Roman Empire Gordian III, AD 238-244 AR Double-Denarius as a Mint State specimen. It was encapsulated with the sought after Colosseum Hoard notation on the label.
The Double Denarius was the successor to the coin that was the backbone of the Roman Republic, the Denarius. As the Republic aged and transitioned into the Roman Empire the Denarius was gradually cheapened by adding alloys and thereby reducing the silver content of the coin. It was eventually replaced by reformers seeking to increase the silver purity and content of the Roman coinage. The replacement was the Double Denarius like the example here. At the time this example was minted the denomination went from just over 80% silver content to just under 50%.
Gordian III's profile appears on the obverse of this coin. He has the distinction of being the youngest Caesar in the history of the Roman Empire. He became Emperor at the age of 13, though the Senate ruled for him for a time. He was the last in the line of Gordian Emperors. His successor, Philip the Arab, may or may not have assassinated him, as there are accounts of Gordian III dying in battle.
This museum quality Roman Empire Mint State Gordian III Silver Double Denarius would be an outstanding addition to any collection. Order yours today from ModernCoinMart!
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This Roman Empire, Silver Double Denarius of Gordian III (AD 238-244) - The Colosseum Hoard NGC MS is proudly minted by the Roman Mint. The expansive Roman Empire struck many varieties of coins throughout its reign. Carthage, Constantinople, and Alexandria were some of the empire's most prominent mints.
|Year of Issue:||AD 238-244|
|Legal Tender:||Roman Empire|