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ID number: BIRBI-R1577
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Plevna Hoard
Maker: Gordian III; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 239
Diameter (cm): 2.20
Weight (g): 3.88
Axis (degrees): 45.00
Provenance: Haines 645. From a find near Plevna, Bulgaria, 1922. Acquired through the British Museum, 1923.
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., resting r. on oval shield set on ground and holding vertical spear in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP CAES M ΛNT GORDIANVS AVG (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 20
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