Bimetallic Medallion of Emperor Gordian III

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 October 2016

Medallions with designs similar to coins could be worn as a symbol of allegiance, or given as prestigious gifts. They were specifically intended to be attractive, as display or presentation pieces. Bimetallic medallion of the Roman Emperor Gordian III (Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius Augustus, reigned 238-244 CE), from Rome, Italy. From the Thomas collection. (The British Museum, London).



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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