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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

241-243

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Gordian III, facing to the right. The back (reverse) depicts the god Apollo seated with a laurel branch and lyre, facing to the left.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

Date

241 CE–243 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Reverse: P M TR P III COS II P P

Dimensions

Diam. 2.1 cm; 3.03 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.1018

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