RPC VI, 4187 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 4187 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Lesbus
City Eresus
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Magistrate Aurelius Benoustos (strategos)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ Ϲ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription Ε ϹΤ ΑΥ ΒΕΝΟΥϹΤΤΟΥ (sic) ΕΡΕϹΙΩΝ
Reverse design Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear and Nike with wreath; at her feet, shield
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 6
Reference Calomino, Burnett 209,7
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The legend was read as ἐ στ Αὐ Βενούστου by Munsterberg, the name Βενοῦστος being well attested. However, there are too many letters, and Calomino suggested ΒΕΝΟΥϹ[Α?]ΟΥ. ΒΕΝΟΥϹΤΤΟΥ is perhaps a possibility.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ V: GR 34509 Kraft 49, 6b = Calomino, Burnett 209, 7