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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1596
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Dorchester Hoard
Maker:  Gordian III; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 241-243
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.91
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 2547. From the the Dorchester Hoard, presented by Mr C. W. Peck, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Apollo, nude to waist, seated facing l., holding branch in extended r. and resting l. elbow on lyre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS ΓEL AvG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: D M T-U P IIII COS II P P (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Fourth Time, Consul for the Second Time, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 88

4 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Dorchester Hoard



Gordian III
Roman
225
244
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