RPC VI, 6726 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume VI
Number 6726 (temporary)
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Issue ƐΤ Ɛ = 5
Dating 221/2
Obverse inscription Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ
Obverse design bare-headed and draped bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from front
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟ(Π)(Ο) ΚΑΙϹΑ(Ρ)(ΙΑ), ƐΤ Ɛ
Reverse design agalma of Mount Argaeus placed on inscribed altar; on summit, star
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 12.33 g
Axis 6, 12
Reference SM 533a; Ganschow 733a-c
Specimens 18
Note The Κ for Caesar would more naturally come at the end of the inscription but https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/ places it at the beginning. SM 560c, attributed to Alexander as Augustus, is probably another specimen.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: AA.GR.26302
2     B 1165/1931, ex Cahn 71, lot 976
3     Cop: 286
4     V-ON Leypold 2797
5     Washington: 81.81.48
7     ✸ CNG EA 191, 9 July 2008, lot 91
8 –10     Gülek Boğazi hoard, nos 20–22
11     Helios 5, 25 June 2010, lot 1098
12     Wildwinds
13     CGT coll.
14     Saint Paul Antiques 15, 27 Jan. 2018, lot 387
16     Henseler 1115
17     CGT coll. = Saint Paul 15, 27 Jan. 2018, lot 387
18     Henseler 1114
19     Henseler 1116
20     Henseler 1117