RPC VII.2, 94

 

Image of specimen #4

 

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 ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Obverse design diademed head of Alexander the Great, r., with hanging hair
Reverse inscription ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚƐΔΟΝΩΝ Β ΝƐ(Ω)(Κ)(Ο)
Reverse design Alexander the Great riding Bucephalus galloping r., raising hand
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 11.12 g
Axis 5, 6, 12
Reference AMNG 575a
Specimens 5
Die-links 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.
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 Museum Bibliography
1     P: 269
2     B: 18272419, Sperling AMNG 575a.1
3     CNG EA 185, 2 Apr. 2008, lot 178
4     ✸ Helios 7, 12 Dec. 2011, lot 342
5     Private coll.