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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1577
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Plevna Hoard
Maker:  Gordian III; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  239
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.88
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 645. From a find near Plevna, Bulgaria, 1922. Acquired through the British Museum, 1923.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Virtus, helmeted and in military attire, standing frontally, head facing l., resting r. on oval shield set on ground and holding vertical spear in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CAES M ΛNT GORDIANVS AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordian Augustus). Reverse: P M TR P II COS P P (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Second Time, Consul, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 20

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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