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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1606
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Gordian III; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 241-243
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  2.95
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 320. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Hercules, nude, standing facing r., resting r. on hip and resting l. on club set on rock; lion-skin beside club.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP GORDIHNVS PIVS UHL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI (To the Courage of the Emperor).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 116

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