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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

A work made of gold.
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Date:

239 (late July-December), issued by Gordian III

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the profile head of Emperor Gordian III facing right, laureate, wearing a cuirass (body armor) and paludamentum (military cloak). On the back (reverse), Victory walks left, a wreath in her right hand, and a palm branch over left shoulder.

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Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

Origin

Rome

Date

239 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG "Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus" Reverse: PM TR P II COS P P

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 4.70 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4896

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