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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1609
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 243-244
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  4.16
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 2654. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Felicitas, draped, standing facing l., holding long caduceus in r. and cornucopiae in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP GOPDIANVS PIVS FEL ΛVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: FELICITAS TEMPUHVM (Fortunate Times).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 142

4 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Dorchester Hoard



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