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ID number: BIRBI-R1570
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): 2.40
Weight (g): 4.15
Axis (degrees): 135.00
Provenance: Haines 646. 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: Providentia, draped, standing frontally, head facing l., holding globe in extended r. and transverse sceptre in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMP CΛES M ANT GOODI\NVS ΛVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordian Augustus). Reverse: PROUIDENTIA AVG (The Foresight of the Emperor).
Bibliography: RIC IV 4
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