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Contributor: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
Issuer: GORDIAN III, 238-244 AD. AU Aureus (5.22 gm). Struck 240 AD.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, his laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Reverse: P M TR P II COS P P, Gordian, togate and veiled, standing left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over altar, holding a wand in his left hand.
Reference: RIC 73; Cohen 214. FDC.
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.