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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Severus Alexander| > RP42613
Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Botrys, Phoenicia
This reverse type with the same date was used by both Elagabalus and Severus Alexander (and perhaps some of the same reverse dies).

Botrys, modern Batroun, is on the coast road between Tripolis and Byblos.
RP42613. Bronze AE 24, BMC Phoenicia p. 93, 2 (same rev die); Lindgren II 2276 (Elagabalus); Rouvier IV 623; SNG Cop 131 (Elagabalus, laureate, undraped), F, Botrys mint, weight 8.837g, maximum diameter 23.5mm, die axis 0o, 221 - 222 A.D.; obverse AVTO K M A-[...], laureate and draped bust right; reverse BOTPYHNΩN, hexastyle temple, center arch, peaked roof with wings, statue of Astarte seated facing in central arch, long scepter? in right, apples? in left, [BN-C] (year 252 era of Actium) flanking steps; rare city and coin; SOLD

Catalog current as of Monday, October 21, 2019.
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