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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.429.238
People
Gordian III, Roman (r. 238 - 244 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Gordian III
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
241-244
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/178731
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
18.26 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
sestertius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: AETERNITATI AVG S C
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.429.238
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right

Reverse: Sol, nude except for cloak around shoulders, standing right, head left, raising right hand and holding globe in left hand

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