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Gordian II coins

238 Gordian was the son of the father of the same name. He led a hopelessly outclassed militia army against a Roman legion headed by Capellianus and died in battle.

AR Denarius


RIC 1, BMC 19, C 5 Denarius Obv: IMPMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVGG - Providentia standing left, holding wand over a globe, cornucopia in left; left elbow resting on short column, legs crossed at ankles. March - April 238 (Rome). $2,500 1/13/03.




RIC 2, BMC 28, C 12 Denarius Obv: IMPMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. March - April 238 (Rome).




RIC 3, C 14 Denarius Obv: IMPMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG - Virtus standing left, right hand on shield and holding spear in left. March - April 238 (Rome).



AE Sestertius


RIC 5, C 9 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ROMAEAETERNAE Exe: SC - Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear; shield below. March - April 238 (Rome).




RIC 8, C 15 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG - Virtus standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear. March - April 238 (Rome). $3,500 1/12/05.




RIC 10, C 4 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP - Gordian, standing facing, head left, holding branch and a short scepter in left. March - April 238 (Rome).