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ID number:  BIRBI-R1610
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Gordian III; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 243-244
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  3.99
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1693. Spink, 1933.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Fortuna, draped, seated facing l., holding rudder set on ground in r. and cornucopiae in l.; wheel under seat.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP GORDIHNVS PIVS PEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: FORT REDVX (Fortune the Brings Back the Emperor in Safety).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 143

3 Related People

Gordian III
Roman
225
244
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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