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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1604
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):  2.40
Weight (g):  3.91
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 2653. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.
BIRBI-R1604.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Hercules, nude, standing facing r., resting r. on hip and resting l. on club set on rock; lion-skin beside club.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS UIVS ΓEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIɪɁTVTI AVGuSTI (To the Courage of the Emperor).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 95

4 Related People

Dorchester Hoard



Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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