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ID number:  BIRBI-R1616
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:  243-244
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 2659. From the Dorchester Hoard, presented by Mr C. W. Peck, 1949.
BIRBI-R1616.jpg

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: IΛΛP GORDIHNVS PIVS FEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: PHUVIDENTIΛ HVG (The Foresight of the Emperor).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 150

4 Related People

Gordian III
Roman
225
244
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Dorchester Hoard



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