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Antoninianus with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Bust of Gordian, radiate, draped, to right. IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAVG Reverse: Jupiter standing left, his mantle spread to protect the smaller figure of Gordian III; he holds thunderbolt in right hand and vertical sceptre in left. PMTRPIICOSPP

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 239

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 4.84 gm.

Accession Number

32.1311

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins