RPC VI, 30213 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 30213 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Synnada
Region Phrygia
City Philomelium
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Magistrate Paulus, son of Hadrianus (in the office for the second time)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΚΑΕ (sic)
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΦΙΛΟΜΗΛΕ ΕΠΙ ΠΑΥΛ(Ο)
Reverse design eagle right, head left, spreading wings
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note There is no obvious explanation for the strange obv. inscription. However the portrait and the name Paulos show that it is also a type for Alexander, as https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/55996.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
2 2     CGT coll.
3 3     ✸ Roma Numismatics 80, 4 Feb. 2021, lot 833
4 4     Zeus Numismatics EA 25, 23 Oct. 2022, lot 294