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dc.coverage.spatialRoman
dc.coverage.temporal238 - 244 AD
dc.coverage.temporalRoman
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-09T15:21:27Z
dc.date.available2017-08-09T15:21:27Z
dc.identifier2016-HC03R-002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10898/4478
dc.descriptionAfter the Severan dynasty, the Roman Empire suffered fifty years of short-lived rules by generals. Soldiers proclaimed the young Gordian emperor after his grandfather and father, Gordian I and II, were murdered. His image shows a clean-shaven face with a long nose and strong chin. Most interesting is that the fillet, tied at the nape of the neck, is now augmented by a series of vertical points, symbolic of divinity (sun rays). In following centuries, Roman rulers used this image which is closer to the modern concept of a royal crown.
dc.format.mediumSilver
dc.titleLate Roman Silver Coin of Gordian III
dc.typeCoins


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