FIDES, Goddess of Happiness -- Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D.

A truly stunning and clear portrait of Gordian III on the obverse; a very rare portrait of Laetitia. Laetitia was a minor Roman goddess of gaiety, her name deriving from the root word laeta, meaning happy.

Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8617, RIC IV 86, RSC IV 121, Choice gVF, 4.099g, 24.0mm, 0o, Rome mint, 1 January 241 - July 243 A.D.; obverse IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing left, wreath in right, anchor in left; full circles centering on both obverse and reverse.

Very HOT psychometric, well-tuned to the goddess spirit and at the same time, one of the clearest portraits of Gordian III you will ever see, short of a $20,000.00 coin.

One of my favorite Goddess coins ever, and certainly a premium coin in the VoT Goddess Collection.