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ID number: BIRBI-R1611
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): 2.25
Weight (g): 3.76
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2655. 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: Fortuna, draped, seated facing l., holding rudder set on ground in r. and cornucopiae in l.; wheel under seat.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP UORDIANVS PIVS HEL ΛVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: FOPTVNA REDVX (Fortune the Brings Back the Emperor in Safety).
Bibliography: RIC IV 144
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