Sestertius

Gordian III
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire

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241-243

Orichalcum

Overall: 1 3/16 in. (30 mm)

Weight: 20.8 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW

12.8.29172

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; Reverse: Nude frontal Sol standing left, globe in extended left hand, whip/sickle/strigil in extended right hand; AETERNITATI AVG SC

Exhibition History

Ancient Profiles: Sculpture, Prints, and Coins from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 1, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-December 17, 1997.

Published References

Mattingly, Sydenham, Sutherland, vol. IV, pt. III; p. 48, no. 297; pl. 2, 5

Provenance

Collected by Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), Hanover, New Hampshire, date unknown; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC, Vol. IV,3: no. 297a

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