RPC VI, 1056 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 1056 (temporary)
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Perinthus
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ⳞΕΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟⳞ ΑΥΓ
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., the cuirass decorated with Gorgon's head, and aegis on shoulder, seen from front
Reverse design Zeus seated on throne facing, holding patera and long sceptre; at his feet, eagle l., head r.; above, Helios in quadriga, r., surmounted by crescent, and Selene in biga drawn by bulls, l., surmounted by star; below, Gaia reclining, r., holding cornucopia, and Thalassa reclining, l., with crab claws on the head, holding rudder and prow at her feet; all around, the signs of the Zodiac delimited by a dotted circle
Metal Æ
Average diameter 41 mm
Axis 1
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Perinthus 788, BMC 58
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1859,0618.3 BMC 58 = Schönert‑Geiss, Perinthus 788.1