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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1601
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:  AD 241-243
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.88
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2649. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.
BIRBI-R1601.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Gordian III, in military attire, standing facing r., holding transverse spear in r. and globe in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP GORDIHNVS PIVS ΓEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: Γ M TB P IIII COS II P C (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Fourth Time, Consul for the Second Time, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 92

4 Related People

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



Rome
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