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Roman Empire, Silver Double Denarius of Gordian III (AD 238-244) - rv. Jupiter w/Small Figure of Emperor NGC Ch. AU (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5)

Roman Empire, Silver Double Denarius of Gordian III (AD 238-244) - rv. Jupiter w/Small Figure of Emperor NGC Ch. AU (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5)
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Why add this Ancient Roman Silver Double Denarius Gordian III to your collection?

This Roman Empire silver double denarius was introduced in 215 AD to replace the greatly debased but still popular Denarius. The Double Denarius was initially valued at two Denarii, but its higher silver content meant the coin was horded for purity of metal content. In an effort to separate the two coins, the Double Denarius was renamed "Antoninianus." Quickly the new Antoninianus was debased in an effort to increase their circulation and also to make it cheaper for the government to pay debts. Its popularity meant that soon after release of the Double Denarius, production of the original Denarius stopped.

Who is Gordian III?

Gordian III was the youngest Emperor to rule the combined Roman Empire. He left rule of the empire to the Senate and spent most of his career campaigning against Rome's enemies. The obverse is Gordian III, draped bust, cuirassed, right facing inscribed name and lineage. Reverse is Jupiter, standing left facing, helmeted, scepter in left, thunderbolt in right over Gordian III.

Beautiful coin and highly graded

This double denarius was graded Choice About Uncirculated with additional grading of 5/5 for strike and 4/5 for surface quality by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). With equivalent Sheldon scale score of 55-58. This beautifully struck coin may have some traces of wear, but maintaines more than 3/4 of its original mint luster.

Highly graded specimen are prized by collectors. Purchase yours from MCM.


Year of Issue:238-244
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. AU
Composition:Silver
Weight in Grams:5.35 g
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
Currency:Double Denarius
Denomination:1