RPC VII.2, 111

 

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Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 111
Province Macedonia
Region Macedonia
City Koinon of Macedonia
Reign Gordian III
Issue Type A: Alexander with hanging hair
Obverse inscription ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Obverse design diademed head of Alexander the Great, r., with hanging hair
Reverse inscription ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚƐΔΟΝΩΝ Β Ν(Ɛ)(Ω)
Reverse design Athena seated l., holding Nike and spear; beside throne, shield
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 12.66 g
Axis 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 12
Reference AMNG 533, 535, 537–41
Specimens 23
Die-links 1, 20: same pair of dies. 9, 17: same pair of dies. 1, 9, 17, 20: same obv. die. 2, 16: same obv. die as RPC VI 282/3, 135/1, 7, 11. 3, 8: same obv. die as 106/1, 3, 108/1, 3, 119/1–4, 135/3, 6, 10. 7: same obv. die as 98/7. 19: same obv. die as 98/3, 124/2–3, 5, 7–8. 21: same obv. die as 124/9, 15, 125/1. 1, 15, 20: same rev. die. 6, 21: same rev. die.
Note On the obv., sometimes, ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ with ligature; on the rev., sometimes ΝΕ in ligature. A similar type was issued under Severus Alexander: see AMNG 492–4.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L BMC 116 = AMNG 541.2
2     P: 204 AMNG 540.1
3     B: 18272408, Rauch AMNG 533.1
4     B: 18272409, Prokesch-Osten AMNG 539a
5     B: 18272410, Löbb. AMNG 541.1, pl. IV, 22, rev.
6     G SNG 742 = AMNG 536.1
7     G SNG 743 = AMNG 539.1
8     NY: 1944.100.14327
9     V: GR 10709 AMNG 538.2
10     Belgrade AMNG 538.1 = cast in BBAW
11     Sofia AMNG 533.2 = cast in BBAW
12     St Florian AMNG 541.4 = cast in BBAW
13     AMNG 535.1 (Istanbul, Russian Archaeological Institute) = cast in BBAW
14     AMNG 541.3 (Rollin et Feuardent) = cast in BBAW
15     B. Michaux coll.
16     CGT coll.
17     CGT coll. = Naville 16, 12 July 2015, lot 117
18     CNG EA 423, 27 June 2018, lot 237
19     Gorny & Mosch 126, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 1744
20     Nomos obolos 7, 9 July 2017, lot 433
21     Nomos obolos 9, 25 Mar. 2018, lot 676 = VAuctions 308, 26 June 2014, lot 88
22     Roma Numismatics EA 38, 29 July 2017, lot 139
23     Roma Numismatics EA 80, 4 Feb. 2021, lot 264