RPC VI, 4487 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume VI
Number 4487 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Magistrate Sulpicius Hermophilos (first archon for the second time)
Issue Group 1
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ ΚΑΙϹ
Obverse design bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ϹΟΥΛΠ ΕΡΜΟΦΙΛΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α ΤΟ Β, ΚΟΡΑΙΑ ΑΚΤΙΑ СΑΡΔΙΑNΩΝ [Γ?] ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ
Reverse design within laurel wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 6
Reference GRPCL 617, Hochard 2080a
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note Strasser, RN 2020, 134-5, suggests that the neocorate was originally numbered 3 (Γ), which was subsequently altered to 2 (Β). He also suggests that the letters ΑΥ have been added to the obv. of /2, indicating a date after the death of Elagabalus.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Kagan Coll.
2 2     G SNG 1979