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ID number: BIRBI-R1572
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: 238-239
Diameter (cm): 2.30
Weight (g): 4.70
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 647. 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 ANT GORDI^NvS AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordian Augustus). Reverse: VIRTVS Λv6 (Courage of the Emperor).
Bibliography: RIC IV 6
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