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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1631
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 244
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  22.22
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 3485. Prof. Luigi de Nicola, 65, Via dei Babuino, Rome, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Securitas, draped, standing facing l. with legs cross, leaning l. arm on column, and holding sceptre in r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IΛΛP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL ΛVG (Imperator Gordian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: SHCVRITAS PHRPFTVA S C (Dedicated to Perpetual Security; S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 336

3 Related People

Gordian III
Roman
225
244
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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