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ID number: BIRBI-R1605
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Plevna Hoard
Maker: Gordian III; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: AD 241-243
Diameter (cm): 2.00
Weight (g): 3.87
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 650. From a find near Plevna, Bulgaria, 1922, acquired through the British Museum, 1923.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing laurel wreath, 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 GORDIΛNVS PIVS FEL ΛVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: P M TR P III COS II P P (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Third Time, Consul for the Second Time, Father of the Fatherland).
Bibliography: RIC IV 114
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