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Submitter: Federico Pastrone
Gordian III Pius, 238-244 A.D.
Av.: IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian r.
Rv.: PIETASAVGVSTI Pietas, veiled, standing facing with both hands raised.
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.