238-244 AD Roman Imperial AE Sestertius Coin VF NGC Gordian III Aequitas S-8699. 238-244 AD Roman Imperial AE Sestertius coin. Issued under the rule of Gordian III, the 32nd Emperor of the Roman Empire.At the age of 13, he became the youngest sole legal Roman emperor throughout the existence of the united Roman Empire. Obverse features a bust of the emperor, facing right. Reverse depicts Aequitas (Equity) holding scales and cornucopia, standing left, with the legend " AEQVITAS AVG ".
During the Roman Empire, Aequitas was a divine personification was part of the religious propaganda of the emperor, under the name Aequitas Augusti, which also appeared on coins. She is depicted on coins holding a cornucopia and a balance scale (libra), which was more often a symbol of "honest measure" to the Romans than of justice. Struck from copper or bronze. Diameter: 32 mm (at widest point). Slabbed by NGC with the title.
ROMAN EMPIRE // Gordian III, AD 238-244 // AE Sestertius (20.33g) // rv Aequitas stg. Condition: Graded as Very Fine (VF) by NGC. NGC comments: Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5. Local Pick-up is available in our showroom. Your continuing satisfaction is very important to us.
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