GORDIAN III, A.D. 238-244. AV Aureus (4.97 gms), Rome Mint, A.D. 240-243. NGC MS, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5. RIC-97; Calico-3186a. Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: Sol standing slightly right, head left, raising hand and holding globus. Quite majestic and radiant, this alluring specimen dazzles with tremendous brilliance and luster, all while offering a rather well centered strike as well. Undoubtedly one of the finest of the type that one could hope to encounter. Ex: Paramount Collection.