RPC VII.2, 124

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 124
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 ΝƐ(Ω)(ΚΟ)
Reverse design agonistic table seen in perspective from r., holding two agonistic crowns with palm
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 12.95 g
Axis 1, 6, 7, 12
Reference AMNG 604, 606–8, 610–11
Specimens 17 (9 in the core collections)
Die-links 2, 7: same pair of dies. 1, 4, 10, 17: same obv. die as 94/2, 104/4, 122/1–2, 8. 2–3, 5, 7–8: same obv. die as 98/3, 111/19. 9, 15: same obv. die as 111/21, 125/1.
Note On the rev., sometimes, ligature ΝΕ. A similar type has been issued under Severus Alexander: see RPC VI, ID 72318, though the table always seems to have crossbars.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L BMC 131 = AMNG 608.1
2     P: 180 AMNG 604.2
3     B: 18272444, 1929/701 AMNG 604.1 (Brüning)
4     B: 18272446, 1929/702 AMNG 606.1 (Brüning)
5     B: 18272447, Alter Bestand AMNG 607.1
6     B: 18272449, Sperling AMNG 611.1
7     C: 115-1948
8     Cop SNG 1367 = AMNG 607.2
9     Cop SNG 1368 = AMNG 610.1
10     St Petersburg AMNG 611.2 = cast in BBAW
11     Turin AMNG 608.2 = cast in BBAW
12     AMNG 606.2 (Philipsen) = cast in BBAW
13     AMNG 607.3 (Mordtmann) = cast in BBAW
14     AMNG 609.1 (Glimenopulos coll.) = cast in BBAW
15     CGT coll.
16     CGT coll. = Savoca 90 Blue, 28 Nov. 2020, lot 751
17     CNG EA 277, 11 Apr. 2012, lot 107