RPC VI, 6609 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume VI
Number 6609 (temporary)
Province Galatia
Region Pontus
City Cerasus
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Issue ƐT ΡΞΒ = 162
Dating 225/226
Obverse inscription [...]Ν(?)Δ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander (?), r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription [ΚƐΡΑϹΟ?]ΥΝΤΙΩΝΕ (sic) ΡΝΕ (?)
Reverse design Tyche standing, l., wearing kalathos, holding rudder(?) and cornucopia
Metal Æ
Average diameter 29 mm
Axis 11
Reference Wojan, Kerasonte 17 (Elagabalus), Rec 13a (Severus Alexander)
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The only cities whose names end with ΝΤΙΩΝ are Byzantium, Pessinus, Cerasus and Trapezus, and only the last three end ΥΝΤΙΩΝ. Pessinus is unlikely, as it made no coins after the joint reign of Caracalla and Geta, and never placed the date at the end of the reverse inscription. The portrait looks more like those of Elagabalus than those of Alexander, which are distinctive at Cerasus, but the tentative identification as Alexander implicit in Rec.'s reading of the date seems supported by the letter Δ, visible on the obverse.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ G Rec 13a ('[ΚƐΡΑϹΟ]ΥΝΤΙΩ{ΝΕ} ΡΞΒ (?)': 'lecture de M. G. MacDonald'); Wojan, Kerasonte 17 ('[ΥΝΤΙΩ{ΝΕ} ΡΝΕ]')