Gordian II was the Roman Emperor, for only one month with his father, Gordian I, in 238 (the so-called Year of Six Emperors). Seeking to overthrow the Emperor Maximinus Thrax, he died in battle outside of Carthage.
The ‘Judea Capta’ Coins Aureus (gold coin) c.70 CE Obv.: Laureate head r. of Vespasian; IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG TR P (‘Imperator Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, with Tribunician Power’) Rev.: Triumphal quadriga, in exergue: TRIVMP AVG (‘Triumph of the Emperor’) The victory of Rome over Judea and the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE were commemorated in various ways, including the minting of numerous gold coins depicting the victorious emperor, mourning Jewesses, and the trophy.
A silver denarius minted under one of Rome's greatest ever rulers, Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Issued as Caesar, circa 145 AD. The obverse with a fine style portrait of a young Marcus Aurelius. The Latin inscription reading, "Aurelius Caesar Augustus, Dutiful and Wise"