RPC VII.2, 94

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 94
Province Macedonia
Region Macedonia
City Koinon of Macedonia
Reign Gordian III
Issue Type A: Alexander with hanging hair
Obverse inscription ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Obverse design diademed head of Alexander the Great, right, with hanging hair
Reverse inscription ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ Β ΝΕ(Ω)(Κ)(Ο)
Reverse design Alexander the Great riding Bucephalus galloping right, raising hand
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 3, 5, 6, 12
Reference AMNG 575a
Specimens 7 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 6–7: same pair of dies. 2: same obv. die as 104/4, 122/1–2, 8, 124/1, 4, 10, 17. 4: same obv. die as 137/2–3. 5: same obv. die as 106/4, 10, 126/1–3, 127/1, 131/2, 134/1, 135/2, 4–5, 8–9. 6–7: same obv. die as 106/2, 112/1–2, 123/5, 128/1, 132/2–3. 6–7: same rev. die as 276/1.
Note On the obv., sometimes, ligature ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; on the rev., sometimes ΝΕ in ligature. A similar type has been issued under Severus Alexander: see AMNG 504. See also AMNG 574, given to Gordian III, but probably of an earlier date, see RPC VI, type ID 72327.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 269
2 2     B: 18272419, Sperling AMNG 575a.1
3 3     CNG EA 185, 2 Apr. 2008, lot 178
4 4     Helios 7, 12 Dec. 2011, lot 342
5 5     Private coll.
6 6     CGT coll.
7 7     ✸