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ID number: BIRBI-R1589
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: 240
Diameter (cm): 2.25
Weight (g): 4.17
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 2643. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Gordian III, veiled and togate, standing frontally, head facing l., sacrificing out of patera in r. over altar and holding wand in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: P M ΓR P III COS P P (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Third Time, Consul, Father of the Fatherland).
Bibliography: RIC IV 69
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