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Gordian I

Marcus Antonius Gordianus
Augustus (AD 238)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Supposedly a distant relation of Trajan, but more probably hailing from Cappadocia, Gordian revolted against Maximinus whilst governor of Africa. Although supported by the senate he was replaced by forces loyal to Maximinus


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Gordian I

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Coins of Gordian I currently available