RPC VI, 8254 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8254 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Orthosia
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Issue ΓΛΦ = 533
Dating 221/222
Obverse inscription ΑΥΡ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Obverse design bare head of Severus Alexander, r.
Reverse inscription ΟΡΘΩϹƐΩΝ ΓΛΦ
Reverse design front view of temple with four columns with arcuated lintel in the middle within pediment, within which Astarte standing, facing, wearing kalathos, resting on long sceptre, crowned by small Nike standing on column, l.; at her feet, river god swimming, r.; in exergue, lighted altar between two stairways
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 8.50 g
Axis 1, 6, 12
Reference Rouvier 883
Specimens 9

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
    B: L1906
    NY: 1992.54.876
    Rouvier 883.2 = Mi V, 366, 190
    Rouvier 883.1
    NY: 1944.100.71181
    NY: 1944.100.7483
    P: 1501
    ✸ Rauch 98, 21 Sept. 2015, lot 219