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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1581
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:  240
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.11
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2638. 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: Gordian III, veiled and togate, standing frontally, head facing l., sacrificing out of patera in r. over altar and holding wand in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMD CAFS M ANT 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 37

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Gordian III
Roman
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Dorchester Hoard



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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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