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ID number:  BIRBI-R1621
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Dorchester Hoard
Maker:  Gordian III; Antioch
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  242-244
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.25
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2664. From the Dorchester Hoard, presented by Mr C. W. Peck, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, radiate and nude except for cloak around shoulders, standing facing l., raising r. and holding globe in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMD GORDIANVS PIVS PEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: OBIE-N-S AVG (The Rising Sun of the Emperor).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 213

4 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Dorchester Hoard



Antioch



Gordian III
Roman
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