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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1625
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Gordian III; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 240
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.00
Weight (g):  16.69
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 21. Presented by Earle Fox, from a hoard found in Crete
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Liberalitas, draped, standing frontally, head facing l., holding abacus in r. and cornucopiae in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMD CAVS M ANT GOΠΠIANVS AVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordian Augustus). Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG.II S C (Generosity of the Emperor for the Second Time; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 269

4 Related People

Gordian III
Roman
225
244
Crete Hoard



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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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