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Contributor: Teresa Darling.
Issuer: GORDIAN III, AD 238-244. AR Antoninianus.
Obverse: IMP. CAES. M. ANT. GORDIANVS AVG. His radiated and draped bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG. Mars standing facing left holding spear and olive branch. Shield at his feet.
Reference: RIC 39; Sear 2466. Grade: chEF
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.