RPC VI, 6650 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume VI
Number 6650 (temporary)
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus) ; Julia Maesa (Augusta)
Issue ƐΤ Α = 1
Dating 218
Obverse inscription [ ]ⲰΝƐΙΝΟϹ[ ]
Obverse design jugate busts of Elagabalus, radiate r. and seen from rear, and Julia Maesa (?), diademed and on crescent
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙ, ƐΤ Α (?)
Reverse design agalma of Mount Argaeus placed on inscribed altar
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Reference Ganschow, p. 234–
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Confirmation required. The traces of letters seem clearly [ ]ⲰΝƐΙΝΟϹ[ ]. Coins for Maesa are otherwise known only for year 2 (and a unique piece for year 3). If really of year 4, then the empress would be one of Elagabalus's wives, but none is yet attested for that year. See also the mysterious https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/64892.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: 18224155 Löbbecke