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ID number: BIRBI-R1615
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: 243-244
Diameter (cm): 2.25
Weight (g): 4.17
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 2551. From the Dorchester Hoard, presented by Mr C. W. Peck, 1949.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Providentia, draped, standing facing l., holding wand in r. over globe set on ground and sceptre in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP GORDIHNVS DIVS FEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: FROVID ΛVG (The Foresight of the Emperor).
Bibliography: RIC IV 148
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