RPC VI, 6852 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume VI
Number 6852 (temporary)
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Issue ƐΤ Η = 8
Dating 228/9
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ ϹƐΟΥ ΑΛƐΞΑΝ
Obverse design radiate and draped bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ(ΛƐⲰϹ) ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙΑϹ ΝƐⲰΚ(ΟΡΟΥ) ƐΤ Η
Reverse design inscription in lines
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 5, 11
Reference Ganschow 842
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)
Note D.H. Cox, A Tarsus Coin Collection in the Adana Museum (New York, 1941), p. 57 no. 230 records a coin (not illustrated) as reading ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛƐⲰϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙΑϹ ƐΤ Η, with obv. ΑΥ Κ ϹƐΟY ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔ (radiate). Not impossible.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 709
2     B I-B
3     ✸ Mu: 104a
4     Henseler 1282