RPC VI, 6821 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 6821 (temporary)
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Orbiana (Augusta)
Issue ƐΤ Ϛ = 6
Dating 226/7
Obverse inscription [ ]ΡƐ Ϲ[ ](?)
Obverse design diademed and draped bust of Orbiana (?), r.
Reverse inscription [ΜΗΤΡΟ... ΚΑΙϹ]Α; ƐΤ Ϛ (?)
Reverse design Mount Argaeus
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Reference Ganschow 853
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Described in Wildwinds as Julia Paula, year 3; but the obv. is not legible, and the date seems rather to be ƐΤ Ϛ: year 6? It cannot be a coin of Tranquillina since on her coins 6 is always in the shape S, Mt Argaeus is always on an altar, and the reverse always ends Β Ν. The only remaining possibility seems to be that it may be a coin of Orbiana from year 6, but only year 5 is otherwise well attested. But the traces of obv. legend are compatible with her name. The reverse is like https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/50252. Confirmation required. See also https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coin/243737.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Wildwinds