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ID number: BIRBI-R1592
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Dorchester Hoard
Maker: Gordian III; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 241-243
Diameter (cm): 2.40
Weight (g): 5.19
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2550. From the Dorchester Hoard, presented by Mr C. W. Peck.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, nude except for cloak around shoulders, standing frontally, head facing l., raising r. and holding globe in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IΛΛP GORDIHNVS PIVS FEL HVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: HETER-N-ITHTI HVG (Dedicated to the Immortal Emperor).
Bibliography: RIC IV 83
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