Sestertius of Gordian III, Emperor of Rome from Rome Artist: Unknown
Mint: Rome
Ruler: Gordian III, Emperor of Rome, 225–244, ruled 238–44




17.84 g, 12:00, 30.5 mm

Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Gift of Gilbert Steinberg

Accession Number



3rd century A.D.


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Bust laureate draped cuirassed r. seen from behind.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: LIBERALITAS AVG IIII around, S C in ex. Emperor seated l. on platform; before him, standing figure of Liberalitas holding "abacus" in r. and cornucopiae in l.; behind, two attendants, rightmost with spear; to l. before platform, waiting citizen.


Gilbert Steinberg, to about 1984; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., from about 1984 to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Object/Work type

coins, money, sestertii

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