Roman Cesar Ruled In 238 AD Silver Coin Gordian had deserved his high reputation by his amiable character. Both he and his son were men reported to be fond of literature and achieved great accomplishments, publishing voluminous works. But they were more interested in intellectual pursuits, neither possessing the necessary skills or resources to be considered able statesmen or powerful rulers. Having embraced the cause of Gordian, the senate was obliged to continue the revolt against Maximinus, and appointed Pupienus and Balbinus, as joint emperors. Nevertheless, by the end of 238, the recognised emperor would be Gordian III, his grandson.Gordian and his son were deified by the Senate.- a very nice Silver Roman Dinnari
The bronze Hasmonean coins have a variety of symbols, including the double cornucopia (found on the modern NIS 2 Shekel coin), the lily (found on the NIS 1 Shekel coin), the star, and the palm branch. The most fascinating aspect of these coins, however, are their inscriptions. The inscription on these coins (except the star design Alexander Jannaeus) reads, “name of the ruler, high priest, and council of the Jews” in an ancient paleo-Hebrew script. It makes most sense that this inscription indicates the name of the minting authority of these coins.