RPC VI, 10291 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 10291 (temporary)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Issue L Δ = 4
Dating 224/5
Obverse inscription [Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ] ϹƐΥΗΡ ΑΛƐΞΑΝ]ΔΡΟϹ [ ?]
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription L Δ
Reverse design Athena seated l., holding Nike with wreath and sceptre; beside throne, shield
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Reference D 4425, E 3183 (4)
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Confirmation required. If a bronze coin, then perhaps a hemidrachm (so E) or perhaps a diobol? The obv. inscription is very unclear. D gave Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ ϹƐΥΗΡ [ΑΛƐΞΑΝ]ΔΡΟϹ. But there are no other bronze coins for year 4, and the coin is actually very similar to the normal year 4 tetradrachm type https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/49981: might it just be a debased tetradrachm or ancient forgery of one?

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D 4425