RPC VI, 8691 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8691 (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
Obverse design bare-headed bust of Severus Alexander, right, wearing decorated cuirass(?), seen from front
Reverse inscription SEP TVRO (sic) COLO
Reverse design Marsyas standing, right, carrying wineskin on shoulder and raising hand towards palm tree; between them, star on murex shell
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 5, 12
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: 1847/8121
2 2     NY: 1944.100.81832
3 3     ✸ M&M Deutschland 20, 10 Oct. 2006, lot 907
4 4     VAuctions Triskeles Sale 28, 21 June 2019, lot 177