RPC VI, 1737 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 1737 (temporary)
Province Moesia Inferior
Region Moesia
City Callatis
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥ ϹΕΒ ΑΛΕΖΑΝΔΡ (retrograde Ζ)
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription [ ]ΤΙΑΝ[ ], Ι (?) (above shield)
Reverse design Athena seated, left, leaning on chair, feeding sperpent coiled around tree; beside chair, shield
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Confirmation required. Previously attributed to Hadriani ad Olympum. Although the obv. looks tooled, both it and the rev. seem very like coins of Callatis. If correctly attributed, it represents a larger denomination than was previously known, perhaps marked with an Ι = 10.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ CNG EA 131, 18 Jan. 2006, lot 141 ('Hadriani ad Olympum?')