RPC VI, 8255 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8255 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Orthosia
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Magistrate Gnesios II (strategos)
Issue ΓΛΦ = 533
Dating 221/222
Obverse inscription ΑΥΡ ΚΑΙϹ(ΑΡ) ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ
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
Axis 6, 7, 12
Reference SNG Schweiz 2276
Specimens 5 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: L1906
2 2     Bern: N/82.2276 SNG 2276corr.
3 3     B: L1906
4 4     ✸ Holyland EA 17, Oct. 2021, lot 324, via wildwinds
5 5     Mark Thomas