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 Au Benoustos (strategos)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ Ϲ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription Ɛ ϹΤ ΑΥ ΒƐΝΟΥϹΤΤΟΥ (sic?) ƐΡƐϹΙΩΝ
Reverse design Athena standing facing, head l., holding spear and Nike with wreath; at her feet, shield
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 6.97 g
Axis 6
Reference Calomino, Burnett 209,7
Specimens 1
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 Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ V: GR 34509 Kraft 49, 6b = Calomino, Burnett 209, 7