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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1582
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):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2639. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.
BIRBI-R1582.jpg

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., holding branch in r. and spear in l.; shield resting against r. side.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVÊ– ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordian Augustus). Reverse: VIR-TV-S AVG (Courage of the Emperor).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 39

4 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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



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