Dupondius Gordian III - Liberalitas
GORDIAN III. Æ Dupondius. Rome, early 239 AD.
Obv. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiated, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG II S C Liberalitas standing front, head left, holding coin counting board and double cornucopiae.
cf RIC 269b; C 135v (obv. legend)
Special emission commmemorating the second liberality granted for the first consulate of Gordian. His first liberality was done under the reign of Balbinus and Pupienus, when the young prince was only Caesar.
Fantastic lacquered blue-green patina. Bought on 14 Oct 1995 for the late Pesce.