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Coin Portraying Emperor Gordian III

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

243-244

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays Emperor Gordian III, facing right. The back (reverse) depicts a bust of Serapis (?). The date this coin was struck is indicated in the inscription ” L-Z “, which means the seventh year of the emperor’s reign, or 243-244 CE. Gordian III reigned as emperor from 238-244 CE.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Gordian III

Origin

Egypt

Date

243 CE–244 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.4 cm; 13.54 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1978.690

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