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ID number: BIRBI-R1618
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): 2.30
Weight (g): 4.14
Axis (degrees): 45.00
Provenance: Haines 2660. 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: Securitas, draped, standing facing l. with legs crossed, leaning l. arm on column, and holding sceptre in r.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMD GOPDIANVS DIVS CEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SEGVRITHS PERPTVA (Dedicated to Perpetual Security).
Bibliography: RIC IV 153
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