RPC VI, 4462 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume VI
Number 4462 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Tabala
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Magistrate P. Phronton (archon) ; Agathephoros (arch(on?))
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ(Ρ) ϹƐ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ƐΠ Π ΦΡΟΝΤΩΝ(ΟϹ) ΚƐ (ΡƐ ΚƐ) ΑΓΑΘΗΦΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ ΤΑΒΑΛƐΩΝ
Reverse design radiate Lydian hero-god on horseback advancing, r., holding spear
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 10.06 g
Axis 5, 6
Reference GRPCL 53-54 corr., Hochard 2337 and 2340
Specimens 7
Note ΚƐ = ΚΑΙ, but the sense of ΚƐ ΡƐ ΚƐ on die 15736 is not clear. Münsterberg followed I-B with ἐ Π Φρόντωνος κ Ῥεκ Ἀγαθηφόρου ἀρχ, apprently regarding Rek... as a personal name: "Κ ΡƐΚ steht für καὶ und einem Namen wie Ῥεκτος." But ΚƐ seems to occur twice. See also https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/57602

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1951,0503.341 BMC 15
2     B: 419/83
3     ✸ B: I-B1900 Kraft 31, 24 = RSN VII, 1898, 5, 4
4     B: I-B1900 LS 146, 3 = RSN VII, 1898, 5, 3
5     Boston: 64.1281
6     M&M GmbH 29, 31 Oct. 2008, lot 2656
7     vA 3195