Gordian III AD 238-244. Antoninianus (AR; 21-23mm; 3.24g; 6h) 5th issue, early autumn 243 – summer 244. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. FORTV REDVX Fortuna seated left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left; under seat, wheel.
The reverse inscription is unusual because words rarely end in vowels unless they are complete: as Fortuna, but not Fortu. The curious ending may also reflect current vernacular spoken language.
C. 97var (FORT REDVX); mt 11, 2008 p.152 and pl.11 (this coin illustrated); RIC IV, III p. 31, 143var (FORT REDVX).
From the Weder coll. 1973.