Gordian III, as Caesar, 238. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.46 g, 6 h), Rome, circa April-June 238. M ANT GORDIANVS CAES Bare-headed and draped bust of Gordian III to right, seen from behind. Rev. PIETAS AVGG Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and aspergillum. BMC 62. Cohen 182. RIC 1. Lustrous and with a magnificent portrait of the child emperor. Minor flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.