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ID number: BIRBI-R1604
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: 241-243
Diameter (cm): 2.40
Weight (g): 3.91
Axis (degrees): 45.00
Provenance: Haines 2653. 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: Hercules, nude, standing facing r., resting r. on hip and resting l. on club set on rock; lion-skin beside club.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS UIVS ΓEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIɪɁTVTI AVGuSTI (To the Courage of the Emperor).
Bibliography: RIC IV 95
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