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ID number: BIRBI-R1593
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Dorchester Hoard
Maker: Gordian III; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: AD 241-243
Diameter (cm): 2.35
Weight (g): 4.52
Axis (degrees): 225.00
Provenance: Haines 2646. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, nude, standing frontally, head facing l., holding long sceptre in r. and thunderbolt in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP CORDIANVS PIVS FΠL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI STATORI (To Jove, who upholds).
Bibliography: RIC IV 84
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