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ID number:  BIRBI-R1566
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Gordian III; Pupienus; Balbinus; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  238
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  20.91
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 3435. A. H. Baldwin, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, bare, draped, facing r. Reverse: Priestly emblems: jug between lituus, knife and patera on l. and simpulum and sprinkler on r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M ANT GOΠDIΛNVS CAES (Marcus Antonius Gordian Caesar). Reverse: PIETAS AVGG (Piety of the Emperors). In Exergue: S C (Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 3 (Gordian III, Caesar)

5 Related People

Gordian III
Roman
225
244
Balbinus
Roman

238
Pupienus
Roman

238
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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