RPC VI, 8242 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8242 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Caesarea ad Libanum
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Issue ΓΛΦ = 533
Dating 221/222
Obverse inscription AVR AΛEΞANΔROS ΚAΙSAR (sic)
Obverse design bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL CESARIA ΓΛΦ
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, l.; in exergue, river god swimming, r., between two stairways
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 1, 7
Specimens 4 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 6145 Rouvier 738.5(?)
2 2     Mu: 6
3 3     V: GR 22277 formerly classified as Orthosia
3 3     ✸ NY: 2001.21.8 ANS Magazine Spring 2005