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ID:     16936
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Issuer:     Gordian III
Date Ruled:     A.D. 238-244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     limes denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     A.D. 241
Diameter:     19.1 mm
Weight:     2.889 g
Die Axis:     1.5 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Reverse Legend:     VENVS VICTRIX
Reverse Description:     Venus standing left leaning on shield, holding helmet in right hand and transverse scepter in left hand
Mint:     illegal
Primary Reference:     cf. RIC 131
Reference2:     cf. RSC 347
Reference3:     cf. Cohen 347
Reference4:     cf. BMC 347
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=15961