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ID number: BIRBI-R1573
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: 239
Diameter (cm): 2.15
Weight (g): 4.30
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2520. From Dorchester Hoard, presented by Mr C. W. Peck, Spink, 1949.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, nude except for cloak on shoulders, standing frontally, head facing l., holding vertical sceptre in l. and thunderbolt in r. over Gordian III, togate, standing facing l. and raising r.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP CΛES M ANΓ COPDIANVS AVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordian Augustus). Reverse: P M TR P II COS P P (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Second Time, Consul, Father of the Fatherland).
Bibliography: RIC IV 16
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