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ID number: BIRBI-R1614
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): 2.35
Weight (g): 3.84
Axis (degrees): 45.00
Provenance: Haines 2658. 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: Mars, helmeted and in military attire, hastening r., holding transverse spear in r. and shield in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP GOPDIHNVS PIVS FFL ΛVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: MARΓHM PRO-PVGNHTOHEM (Mars the Defender).
Bibliography: RIC IV 147
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