RPC VI, 10394 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 10394 (temporary)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Issue L Η = 8
Dating 228/9
Obverse inscription Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑ ΑΥΡ ϹΕΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ ΕΥ
Obverse design laureate, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription L Η
Reverse design Sarapis seated, left, holding long sceptre and extending right hand over Cerberus sitting at his feet, left; on back of throne, left, little Nike right, holding palm and wreath
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 12
Reference D 4365, E 3135 (8)
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note Peckitt (Sotheby 21 Feb 1929) lot 368 is described as 'bust of Serapis to left, LH': perhaps a misdescription of https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/49800? A Sarapis bust l. is found only on the coins of Maximinus, year 3 (IdType=170731872>).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Vat: 1058 Zoëga p. 270, no. 68
2 2     Curtis 1096
3 3     ✸ D 4365 = Naville Numismatics 66, 27 June 2021, lot 250