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ID number: BIRBI-R1620
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): 2.35
Weight (g): 3.85
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 2662. 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: Victory, winged and draped, standing facing l., leaning on shield, and holding palm in l.; seated captive under shield.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS EEL ΛVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIUƆORIA ∆EƮɊHWA (Eternal Victory).
Bibliography: RIC IV 156
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