RPC VI, 1408 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 1408 (temporary)
Province Moesia Inferior
Region Moesia
City Marcianopolis
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus) ; Julia Maesa (Augusta)
Magistrate Iulius Antonius Seleucus (hegemon)
Issue Group 2
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΜΑΙϹΑ ΑΥΓ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, r., seen from rear, facing diademed and draped bust of Julia Maesa, l.
Reverse inscription ΥΠ ΙΟΥΛ ΑΝΤ ϹΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ (or ϹΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ) ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Ε (sometimes retrograde Ε)
Reverse design Bonus Eventus or Apollo standing nude facing, head l., holding patera and corn ears
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 12.27 g
Axis 1, 12
Reference Mouchmov 667, AMNG 949,Hristova & Jekov, Marcianopolis 6.28.7.1
Specimens 11
Note Hristova & Jekov, Marcianopolis 6.33.7.1 list the same type but for Tereventinus. However, the rev. legend is not clear from their photo, and obv of thειr coin clearly reads ΜΑΙϹΑ ΑΥΓ, the form of legend which is attested only for Seleucus.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
    B: 1902/074
    O
    O
    P: 648
    Sofia AMNG 949 = RN 1893, 72, 14
    CNG EA 159, 28 Feb. 2007, lot 125 = CNG EA 328, 11 June 2014, lot 269
    ✸ CNG 103, 14 Sept. 2016, lot 556
    Solidus Online 15, 20 May 2017, lot 134
    Varbanov 1, 1661
    Pfeiffer 472.5
    Budapest SNG 200