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ID number:  BIRBI-R1628
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):  2.95
Weight (g):  18.58
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 1793. Lucerne Sale, 1933.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Laetitia, draped, standing facing l., holding wreath in extended r. and anchor set on ground in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: LAETITIA AVG N S C (Joy of Our Emperor; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 300

3 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Gordian III
Roman
225
244
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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