RPC VI, 3907 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 3907 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Troas
City Abydus
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ϹΕΟΥΗ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ Ϲ
Obverse design laureate bust of Severus Alexander, right, wearing cuirass with Gorgoneion(?) and aegis, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΑΒΥΔΟϹ ΑΒΥΔΗΝΩΝ
Reverse design Alexander the Great in military dress standing, right, at prow of galley entering a harbour, right, looking back, holding spear and extending his right hand; two soldiers behind him, bust of Athena on acrostolium and another on the one behind; Athena seated, right, on a third galley; to left, herald blowing trumpet on high tower
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 37 mm
Axis 6
Reference Imhoof-Blumer, Nomisma 1910, p. 31 no. 24
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note I-B read ΛƐΥΚΟΥΛΛΟ, as on the similar coins of Caracalla (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/1329 and https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/72905) and Maximinus (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/52256). See note on https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/52256.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 104
2 2     Solidus Monthly 19, 23 Sept. 2017, lot 398