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Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

242-244

Artist:

Roman, minted in Antioch

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the bust of emperor Gordian III, facing right. The back (reverse) depicts Fortuna, seated to the left, holding a rudder in right hand and a cornucopia in left.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

242 CE–244 CE

Medium

Billon

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Reverse: FORTVNA REDUX

Dimensions

Diam. 2.3 cm; 4.84 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.1017

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