Gordian was the son of the father of the same name. He led a hopelessly outclassed militia army against a Roman legion headed by Capellianus and died in battle.
RIC 1, RSC 5 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVGG, Providentia standing left, holding wand in right hand over a globe, cornucopiae in left; left elbow resting on short column, legs crossed at ankles.
RIC 10, RSC 4 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAFRAVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP, Gordian, standing facing, head left, holding branch in right hand and a short sceptre in left.