RPC VI, 906 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 906 (temporary)
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Byzantium
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Magistrate Aelia Feste ; Marcus Aurelius Fronto
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ϹΕΥΗ ΑΛΕΖΑΝΔΡΟϹ ΑΥΓ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠ Μ ΑΥΡ ΦΡΟΝΤΩΝΟϹ ΚΑΙ ΑΙΛ ΦΗϹΤΗϹ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ
Reverse design three nude athletes each holding globe, the one at left, standing, left, the one at right, advancing, right, the one in the middle standing, left, looking back, holding globe over athlete's head before him and knee on urn
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 1, 6, 7
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1755, SNG Milano 388
Specimens 6 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Milan: 6628 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1755 = SNG 388
2 2     CNG EA 469, 3 June 2020, lot 214
4 4     Lanz 109, May 2002, 697
5 5     Nomos obolos 21, 2 Jan. 2022, lot 649
6 6     C. S. Okray coll. (Ankara) = Sammlungen Türkei 1460
7 7     Nomos 32, 8 June 2024, lot 58