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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1624
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Gordian III; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 238-239
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  9.23
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1791. Lucerne Sale, 1933.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Pax, draped, standing frontally, head facing l., holding branch in extended r. and sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMΓ CAES M ANT GORDIANVS ΛCc (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordian Augustus). Reverse: FAX A-VGVSTI S C (Dedicated to the Peace Provided by the Emperor; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 256

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