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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.168
People
Gordian III, Roman (r. 238 - 244 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Gordian III
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
241-244
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/179131
Physical Descriptions
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
18 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
sestertius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FELIX AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: SECVRITAS AVG S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC IV, 311A
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.168
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: Securitas, draped, seated left, holding sceptre in right hand and propping head on left hand

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