RPC VI, 8689 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8689 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Caesar)
Issue Colonial issue
Obverse inscription M AV ALEXANDER CAES SE(B)
Obverse design bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription SEP TVRO (sic) COL
Reverse design Astarte standing facing, turreted, holding long sceptre and resting on trophy on her right, crowned by Nike standing on small column, left, on her left; at her feet, to left, small palm tree; to right, murex shell
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 11, 12
Reference Rouvier 2413
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     NY: 1944.100.81874
2 2     NY: 1944.100.81873
3 3     ✸ CNG EA 308, 7 Aug. 2013, lot 269
4 4     Rouvier 2413