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    - ID: 188

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 1997-12-26

    Gordian III Pius, 238-244 A.D.

    AV-Aureus.
    Av.: IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG  Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian r.
    Rv.: PIETASAVGVSTI  Pietas, veiled, standing facing with both hands raised.
    4,98g.

    Ref.: RIC IV/3, pl.2,16.

    BoC.: 17/2, 1992/3, p. 10.

    FAKE – “The Galvano Boys”. This dangerous counterfeit is part of a “hoard” of false Gordianus Pius aurei which was offered in Munich as coming from Greece. It is the only specimen which could be recorded. The reverse could be copied from a denarius.