RPC VI, 284 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 284 (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 ΝΕ(ΩΚΟΡΩΝ)
Reverse design two temples seen from front, each with four columns; between them, tall column surmounted by a statue of Alexander the Great (?) standing left, holding spear and parazonium
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 7, 12
Reference AMNG 507
Specimens 2 (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).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P. Murphy Coll., ex CNG EA 242, 13 Oct. 2010, lot 100
2 2     B: 18272397, Löbb. AMNG 507.1