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Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordianus

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

238-244

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Gordianus, facing right and wearing a crown of laurels.
On the back (reverse), the goddess Victory is depicted standing, holding a palm front and a shield with a captive at her feet.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordianus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

238 CE–244 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Reverse: VICTORIA AETERNA

Dimensions

Diam. 2.9 cm; 17.84 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.937

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