RPC VI, 4173 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 4173 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Lesbus
City Poroselene
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Magistrate Aurelius Kaskelios (strategos)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ϹΕΒ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Severus Alexander, right
Reverse design Homonoia standing facing, head left, wearing kalathos, holding patera and cornucopia
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 39 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note Cascellius is a Roman nomen, and seems the likeliest reading of the name on the coin. The reading ΤΑΜ does not seem very likely. Hammered edge.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Triton VIII, 11 Jan. 2005, 761 (reading the name as KWCKELI OV TAM) = Peus 366, 25 Oct. 2000, lot 606
2 2     Vat Serafini 1937, p. 427 no. 61 (not illustrated) = A. Hostein, ‘Des médaillons pour les morts. Observations sur les monnaies de la catacombe de Saint Pamphyle un siècle après leur découverte’, Journal of Archaeological Numismatics, 9, 2019 [2020], p. 241-260. It was found in the San Panfilo catacomb in Rome, used as an ornament, fixed in the mortar of a loculus.