RPC VI, 1044 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 1044 (temporary)
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Perinthus
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ϹΕΥΗ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ ΑΥΓ
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, the cuirass decorated with Gorgon's head, and aegis on shoulder, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΠΕΡΙΝΘΙωΝ Β ΝΕωΚΟΡωΝ ΙωΝωΝ
Reverse design Dionysus standing nude facing, wearing vine wreath, holding panther skin on shoulder and resting on long thyrsus, placing hand on the shoulder of one of two satyrs standing facing, at his left; to left, Pan standing facing, holding pedum and leaning on Silenus standing, right; below, Ariadne reclining, left, supporting head with hand, placing the other arm behind head; at her feet, dog leaning, left, looking back
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 41 mm
Axis 1, 2
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Perinthus 779
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: L1906(?) Schönert-Geiss, Perinthus 779.1
2 2     Budapest Schönert-Geiss, Perinthus 779.3 (from Brigetio)
3 3     Gotha Schönert-Geiss, Perinthus 779.2
4 4     Rome De Sanctis 744
5 5     Varbanov 3, 456