Gordian II, 238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 29 mm, 18.00 g, 12 h), Rome, March-April 238. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II to right, seen from behind. Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE / S C Roma seated left, holding Victory in her right hand and long scepter in her left; at her side, shield. BMC 23. Cohen 9. Kankelfitz p. 268 (this coin illustrated). RIC 5. L. von Matt: Die Caesaren. Würzburg 1964, 108b (this coin illustrated). Rare. A beautiful coin boldly struck on a full flan and with a lovely brown and green patina. Minor smoothing, otherwise, good very fine.
From the collection of Dipl.-Ing. Adrian Lang, ex Aufhäuser 17, 18-19 March 2003, 495, and from the collection of E. von Schulthess-Rechberg ('ESR'), Hess-Leu 17, 23 March 1961, 314.