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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Gordian III| > RS87920
Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D.
A rare and very unusual coin with the image of Liberty but the legend for Liberalitas. Apparently the mint officials in Antioch didn't know the difference between these two Roman personifications.
RS87920. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 187a (R), RSC IV 126, SRCV III 8618, Hunter III -, F, well centered and struck on a broad flan, grainy/porous surfaces, scrape in reverse center, some dark spots, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 4.713g, maximum diameter 23.5mm, die axis 180o, 238 - 239 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse LIBERALITAS AVG (the generosity of the Emperor), Libertas standing slightly left, head left, pileus (freedom cap) in right hand, long transverse rod in left hand; ex Beast Coins; rare; SOLD

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