RPC VI, 6728 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 6728 (temporary)
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Issue ƐΤ Ɛ = 5
Dating 221/2
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ(ΡΗΛΙ) ΑΛƐΞΑΝ(Δ)
Obverse design bare-headed and draped bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ(Ι)(Α), ƐΤ Ɛ
Reverse design agalma of Mount Argaeus placed on inscribed altar; on summit, star
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 11.09 g
Axis 12
Reference Ganschow 733e-f
Specimens 3
Note An unusual obv. inscription and bust seen from rear, perhaps dating after Alexander's elevation to Augustus. See introduction.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     O
1     ✸ Naumann 47, 9 Oct. 2016, lot 396
2     Knopek 17, 22 May 1981, lot 426