RPC VI, 10021 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 10021 (temporary)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Issue L B = 2
Dating 218/9
Obverse inscription [Α ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΜΑ ΑΥΡ] ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ΕΥϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription L Β
Reverse design Alexandria standing facing, head right, turreted, holding small Sarapis bust in right hand
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 24 mm
Reference D 4010 corr., E 2908 (2)
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note Confirmation required. Obversemostly illegible. Keith Emmett has noted that there is a coin of Macrinus, which might provide the prototype, recorded by Dutilh in the Alexandria Museum (E -) with a similar unusual reverse design for LΒ: 'Isis, debout, à droite, portant sur la main droite étendue, le buste de Sérapis' (JIAN 3 (1900), p. 31, no. 2353 (not illustrated) . The type also occurs (facing left) for Severus Alexander.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Curtis 941
2 2     ✸ D 4100 corr = Naville Numismatics 53, 3 Nov. 2019, lot 347