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ID number: BIRBI-R1584
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): 2.30
Weight (g): 3.83
Axis (degrees): 315.00
Provenance: Haines 2640. 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: Virtus, helmeted and in military attire, standing frontally, head facing l., holding branch in r. and spear in l.; shield resting against r. side.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP CAES GORDIΛNVS PIVS ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Gordian Pius Augustus). Reverse: VIH-T-V-S ΛVG (Courage of the Emperor).
Bibliography: RIC IV 56
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