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ID number: BIRBI-R1580
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: 240
Diameter (cm): 2.20
Weight (g): 3.73
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 2637. 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: Liberalitas, draped, standing frontally, head facing l., holding abacus in r. and cornucopiae in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMU C∆HS M ΛNT GORDIANVS AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordian Augustus). Reverse: ᵛIBBHALITAS AVG II (Generosity of the Emperor for the Second Time).
Bibliography: RIC IV 36
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