RPC VI, 8686 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8686 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Issue Colonial issue
Obverse inscription M AV ALEXANDER CAES S(E)(B)
Obverse design bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription SEP TVRO (sic) COL(O)
Reverse design Astarte standing facing, turreted, holding long sceptre and resting on trophy on her r., crowned by Nike standing on small column, l., on her l.; at her feet, to l., small Marsyas standing, r., carrying wineskin on shoulder and raising hand; to r., murex shell
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 8.44 g
Axis 5, 11, 12
Reference Rouvier 2415corr.
Specimens 13

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
    B: L1906
    NY: 1944.100.81870
    Beirut-AUB: C1504 257
    Mu: 64
    Mu: 63
    NY: 1944.100.81872
    Rouvier 2415.2
    Cop: 370
    Lindgren III, 1475
    Rouvier 2415.2
    Rouvier 2415.1 = Mi VIII S, 308, 333
    CNG EA 344, 11 Feb. 2015, lot 359
    ✸ L: 1971,0905.6