Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

A work made of gold.
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Date:

AD 239 (late July/December), issued by Gordian III

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Bust of Gordian right, laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentum
Reverse: Victory walks left, wreath in right hand, palm branch over left shoulder

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

Origin

Rome

Date

239 AD

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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