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Contributor: David Sorenson.
Issuer: GORDIAN III, AD 238-244. AR Antoninianus (3.83 gm).
Obverse: IMP. CAES. M. ANT. GORDIANVS. AVG., Radiate draped bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG. Virtus standing holding spear and shield.
Reference: RIC 6; Sear 2465. Grade: XF.
Comments: For more information, read the "Gordian III" entry from De Imperatoribus Romanis.
For recent scholarship on the Gordians see TOCS-IN; for book reviews, see Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews.