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ID number:  BIRBI-R1630
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):  3.10
Weight (g):  28.60
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1439. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Apollo, nude to waist, seated facing l., holding branch in extended r. and resting l. elbow on lyre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP GORDIRNVS PIVS FEL AVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: ... M TR P V CUS II P P (Head of the College of Priests, Tribune for the Fifth Time, Consul for the Second Time, Father of the Fatherland). In Exergue: S C (Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 303

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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Gordian III
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