RPC VI, 8240 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8240 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Caesarea ad Libanum
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Issue ΒΛΦ = 532
Dating 220/221
Obverse inscription AVR AΛEΞANΔROS ΚAΙSAR (sic)
Obverse design bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL CESARIA ΒΛΦ
Reverse design front view of temple with four columns with arcuated lintel, within which Astarte standing, facing, wearing kalathos, resting on long sceptre, crowned by military figure standing, left; in exergue, river god swimming, right, between two stairways
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Reference Rouvier 738
Specimens 5 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 6146 Rouvier 738.1 = Mi V, 358, 146(?)
2 2     P: 6147 Rouvier 738.3(?)
3 3     Mu: 7
4 4     Rouvier 738.2
5 5     Rouvier 738.4