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ID number: BIRBI-R1609
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: 243-244
Diameter (cm): 2.50
Weight (g): 4.16
Axis (degrees): 45.00
Provenance: Haines 2654. 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: Felicitas, draped, standing facing l., holding long caduceus in r. and cornucopiae in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP GOPDIANVS PIVS FEL ΛVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: FELICITAS TEMPUHVM (Fortunate Times).
Bibliography: RIC IV 142
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