RPC VI, 8564 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8564 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Sidon
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMR (sic) CAE M AVR SEV ALEXANDR(O)
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL AVR PIA METR SID
Reverse design front view of temple with six columns with arcuated lintel in the middle, within which Astarte standing facing, turreted, holding long sceptre, crowned by Nike standing on small column, left, on her left; to left, Marsyas standing, right, carrying wineskin on shoulder and raising hand; below, fence(?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rouvier 1608corr.
Specimens 6 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 581
2 2     ✸ B: L1906
3 3     NY: 1944.100.72501
4 4     NY: 1944.100.72502
5 5     CNG 94, 18 Sept. 2013, lot 914
6 6     Rouvier 1608