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 ϹΕΥ 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 Zeus seated on throne facing, holding patera and long sceptre; at his feet, eagle left, head right; above, Helios in quadriga, right, surmounted by crescent, and Selene in biga drawn by bulls, left, surmounted by star; below, Gaia reclining, right, holding cornucopia, and Thalassa reclining, left, 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 copper-based alloy
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