Gordian III, (A.D. 238-244), AE sestertius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 243-4 (22.18 g), obv. laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right, around IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, rev. around FORTVNA REDVX, SC in exergue, Fortuna seated to left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, wheel under seat, (S.8708, RIC 331a, C.99). Deep chocolate patina, small flan split in edge, otherwise nearly extremely fine and scarce.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously Status International, Auction 728, lot 5478. Previously CNG Auction 84, lot 1243 with ticket.