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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1597
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:  241-243
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.23
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 2648. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.
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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 FEL AV6 (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: P M T-R 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
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Dorchester Hoard



Gordian III
Roman
225
244
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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