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 ϹΕΟΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ
Obverse design radiate and draped bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from rear
Reverse design inscription in lines
Metal copper-based alloy
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 Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 709
2 2     B I-B
3 3     ✸ Mu: 104a
4 4     Henseler 1282