RPC VI, 6718 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 6718 (temporary)
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Issue ƐΤ Ɛ = 5
Dating 221/2
Obverse inscription [ ]ΑΝ[ ]
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus (?), left, holding spear and decorated shield, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΜΗ[ΡΟΠΟ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ[Ι] ΝΕΩΚΟΡΟΥ ΕΤ Ε
Reverse design Apollo seated left on rocks, radiate and holding branch in his right hand and resting his left on a globe; to left and right, elaborate baetyl-shaped column; above, Mount Argaeus
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Axis 12
Reference Ganschow 712b
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The ticket (and SM 560b) attributes the coin to Alexander, who has the same obv. bust in his year 1 (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/50005), but the reverse is characteristic of Elagabalus' year 5, and the letter after the Α at 1 o'clock on the obverse looks more like a Ν than a Λ. The rev. die link confirms the attribution.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1953.171.1408 SM 560b ('Alexander')