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ID number:  BIRBI-R1626
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Gordian III; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 241-244
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  21.43
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1792. Lucerne Sale, 1933.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Sol, nude except for cloak around shoulders, standing frontally, head facing l., raising r. and holding globe in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IΛΛP GORDIANVS PΠIƆ FH AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: AETER-NITATI AVG S C (Dedicated to the Immortal Emperor; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 297

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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