RPC VI, 276 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 276 (temporary)
Province Macedonia
Region Macedonia
City Koinon of Macedonia
Reign Severus Alexander
Issue 2 neocoria — Type A hanging hair
Obverse inscription ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ
Obverse design diademed head of Alexander the Great, right, with hanging hair
Reverse inscription ΚΟΙ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ Β ΝΕΩΚΟ
Reverse design Alexander the Great riding Bucephalus galloping right, his mantle floating behind him, holding couched spear
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 1, 5
Reference AMNG 499a corr.
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Note This obv. die is given to Severus Alexander by AMNG (see AMNG 499a and 507) on stylistic grounds, as it is similar to a die used under Elagabalus and Severus Alexander (AMNG 505). See RPC VII.2, https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/79835 for a similar type given to Gordian III.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Mu
2 2     St Petersburg AMNG 499a.1 = ZfN 25 (1905), pl. I, 16, obv. = cast in BBAW
3 3     Cast in BBAW (Agram 2061)
4 4     Roma Numismatics EA 77, 26 Nov. 2020, lot 342