Gordian Africanus II. AD 238. AR Denarius. April 1 – 22, 238. Very Rare.
Gordian II. AD 238. AR Denarius 20 mm. 2.4 gm. Rome mint. Obv: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing left, holding reversed spear and shield. RIC IV 3; RSC 14. Ex Salton collection, from the 20th century, with earlier collection tickets. Gordian II has the unfortunate distinction of having the shortest reign of any Roman emperor, just 21 days.
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