RPC VI, 5359 (temporary) (forgery)

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume VI
Number 5359 (temporary) (forgery)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Aphrodisias
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Orbiana (Augusta)
Obverse inscription ΓΝ ƐΡ ϹΑΛΛ ΒΑΡΒ ΟΡΒΙΑΝΑ ϹƐΒ
Obverse design diademed and draped bust of Orbiana, r., wearing crescent on shoulders
Reverse inscription ΑΦΡΟΔƐΙϹIƐΩΝ
Reverse design Aphrodite of Aphrodisias standing, r., wearing kalathos and holding flower(?); behind, priestess seated, r.; before, small plant(?); above, Erotes flying on either side
Metal Æ
Average diameter 38 mm
Average weight 31.82 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference Macdonald 174, Klose 1997, pl. 1, 1–2
Specimens 5
Note A forgery: see Introduction to Aphrodisias and Johnston, NC 1995, pp. 48, 67.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1975,0411.357 Macdonald 174.1 = Klose 1997, pl. 1, 2
2     ✸ Mu SNG 139 = Klose 1997, pl. 1, 2 = Klose 1997, pl. 1, 1
3     V: GR 33699
4     Private coll.
5     Warsaw see MacDonald