RPC VII.2, 216

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 216
Province Macedonia
Region Macedonia
City Koinon of Macedonia
Reign Gordian III
Issue Type D: Head of Alexander with lion skin
Obverse inscription ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Obverse design head of Alexander the Great, r., wearing lion skin
Reverse inscription ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚƐΔΟΝΩΝ Β ΝƐΩ(Κ)
Reverse design Alexander the Great riding Bucephalus galloping r., raising hand
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 3, 7
Reference AMNG 737–8
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 5: same obv. die as 243/2, 5.
Note A similar type has been issued under Severus Alexander (AMNG 523), though the legs of the horse are straight, not bent. The reverse legend reads ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚƐΔΟΝΩΝ Β ΝƐΩΚ (AMNG 737) or ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚƐΔΟΝΩΝ Β ΝƐΩ (AMNG 738).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 168 AMNG 738.2
2 2     Belgrade AMNG 737.1 = cast in BBAW
3 3     Frankfurt AMNG 737.2 = cast in BBAW
4 4     N AMNG 738.1 = cast in BBAW
5 5     Leu EA 4, 24 June 2018, lot 473 = Leu EA 2, 3 Dec. 2017, lot 373