RPC VI, 488 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 488 (temporary)
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Philippopolis
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate bust of Elagabalus, r., wearing cuirass with Gorgon's head, and aegis, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ ΝΕΩΚΟΠΟΥ (sic)
Reverse design Ares, nude, helmeted, standing facing, head l., holding out Nike, and with shield on l. arm
Metal Æ
Average diameter 41 mm
Average weight 33.14 g
Reference Varbanov, Philippopolis XVII.1
Specimens 1
Note Confirmation required. To judge from the photo, the coin looks tooled, and the spelling mistake in the reverse is not encouraging.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
    ✸ Bolaffi Spa 24, 5 June 2014, lot 276