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ID number: BIRBI-R1599
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): 2.30
Weight (g): 4.48
Axis (degrees): 45.00
Provenance: Haines 2651. 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: Apollo, nude to waist, seated facing l., holding branch in extended r. and resting l. elbow on lyre.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP GOPDIANVS PIVS ΓFL AV6 (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: P M Γ-R P VI COS II P P (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Sixth Time, Consul for the Second Time, Father of the Fatherland).
Bibliography: RIC IV 90
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