RPC VI, 6647 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 6647 (temporary)
Province Galatia
Region Pontus
City Trapezus
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Obverse inscription [...] ΑΥ Κ ϹΕΟΥ Α[...]
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from front, jugate with uncertain second portrait
Reverse inscription [...] ΕΤ [...]
Reverse design Mithras on horseback advancing, right; to right, altar; to left, tree
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 7
Reference SNG France 1958, Wojan, Trapezonte 54 (Elagabalus)
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 2001.52 SNG 1958 = Wojan, Trapezonte 54a (as Elagabalus) = Peus 366, 29 Oct. 2000, lot 537
2 2     Found at Pityus (modern Pitsunda, in Georgia): Lorkipanize, G. and Dundua, G. (1995). ‘Das numismatische Material von Pityunt (2. Jh. v. Chr. – 5. Jh. n. Chr.)’, Georgica. Zeitschrift für Kultur, Sprache und Geschichte Georgiens und Kaukasiens 18: 32–8, plate 4, no. 5