Gordian III AR Antoninianus 21x22mm 2.8g Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AG; Radiate crown, draped and cuirassed bust right Reverse: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI; Hercules on Club (Farnese type) RIC IV Rome 95 I liked this because, as an art history buff, I really enjoy seeing ancient representations of famous statues - especially ones where the original is lost. The Farnese Hercules type is quite famous, and the original was a bronze sculpted in bronze by the Greek Lysippos. Below is a small, Roman bronze statuette of Hercules from the Getty Villa, in what I believe is a pretty faithful recreation of the original, based on its similarities to the reverse of the coin - which was probably based on the original bronze, which in 240 AD was probably still extant. The original is long lost. The most famous copy is the colossal marble copy by Glykon, which was a centerpiece of the Baths of Caracalla. This one seems to depart a bit from what may be the original - here Hercules has more hair, and his head does not turn as far left as it does in the coin, or in the above statuette. Post your coins with representations of known statues!