Roman Provincial (Caesarea): bronze Æ28 of Severus Alexander, ca. 222-235 AD; Mount Argaeus

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Roman Provincial (Caesarea): bronze Æ28 of Severus Alexander, ca. 222-235 AD; Mount Argaeus
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    Obverse: head of Severus Alexander right.
    Reverse: model of Mt. Argeus on table.

    Æ, 28 mm of Caesarea in Anatolia in Turkey (now the modern city of Kayseri). A somewhat bigger provincial bronze. Ex-David Connors, May 2020.

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  3. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    Nice photo. I like the background in the last photo. It compliments the coloring of the coin.
     
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  4. Roman Collector

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    I have one of these! It doesn't have the smoothest surfaces, though:

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    Severus Alexander, AD 222-235.
    Roman Provincial AE 25.0 mm, 10.37 g.
    Cappadocia, Caesarea, AD 222/3.
    Obv: ΑV Κ Μ ΑVΡ ϹЄΟΥ ΑΛЄΞΑΝΔΡ, laureate head, right; uncertain c/m behind.
    Rev: ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙ, agalma of Mount Argaeus surmounted by star, atop altar inscribed ЄTA (= year 1).
    Refs: RPC VI 6735; Sydenham 537-38; BMC 298; SNG von Aulock 6510.
     
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  5. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I do not have a Mt Argaeus yet. Great coin, and seems very popular.

    When I lived in Portland several years ago, this was the view we had of Mt Hood (I believe is very similar in size). Unforgettable views, and a very cool mount to visit.

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    Mt. Hood, view from Portland, OR off the Willamette River.
     
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Looking at that Mt. Hood photo (or ones of Mt. Argeus today, for that matter), one can easily understand why the ancients revered mountain peaks as holy places sometimes. How could that not draw your attention? Stunning.
     
  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Beautiful picture of Mount Hood and the Portland Marina Thanks for posting it.
     
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