RPC VI, 8316 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8316 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Byblus
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΑΛƐΞΝΑΔΡΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Obverse design bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΙƐΡΑϹ ΒΥΒΛΟΥ
Reverse design front view of temple with six columns with double arcuated lintel in the middle, within which Astarte standing, facing, head r., wearing kalathos, holding long sceptre and placing foot on prow; to r., small Nike standing on column, l., crowning her with wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 1, 7, 12
Reference Rouvier 717
Specimens 5 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L
2 2     P: B1412 Rouvier 717.2
3 3     ✸ B: L1906
4 4     NY: 1944.100.70720
5 5     ebay, June 2015