Extremely Fine Emperor Gordian III Roman Egypt Alexandria billon tetradrachm coin.
NGC Certified to XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5 (such high sub-grades rarely seen for this series).
Struck in the Emperor's 6th regnal year given by Greek letter S = 242/3 CE, 11.58g.
Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of emperor right.
Reverse: Nike (Victory) seated left holding wreath and palm, date letters L S at left.
Nike was the personification of military victory by the Roman Legions.
This reverse type may be in reference to the battle at Misiche, Mesopotamia fought between the Sasanians and the Romans.