Co 989 (Late Roman bronze coin of Constantius II from Alexandria) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Comment
Envelope names this as one of eight coins from this context, and the only one to survive cleaning.
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
LRBC II, 2850, p. 103
Comparanda
RIC VIII, Alexandria 87, p. 545
Label or tag text
Mosaic 7 trench, S end of trench, 0.20m N of Wall F
Preservation comment
Wear: aG. Deeply chipped edge; extensive, dense, minute pitting and sparse scratching. Thin areas of pale green bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 52, no. 628 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Theodosius II or Valentinian III, 425-250, Uncertain, AE4”)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
AE4
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
13.0
Numismatic Mint
Alexandria (Egypt)
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.0
Obverse Description
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed head of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
D N CO[NSTAN-TIVS P F AVG]
Reverse Description
Emperor standing to left, holding globe and spear
Reverse Inscription
SPES R[EI - PVBLICE]; in exergue, ALE[A]
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 989 (Late Roman bronze coin of Constantius II from Alexandria).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0989>