Orbiana Æ24 of Prusa ad Olympum, Bithynia. Circa 222-235. Suicide of Ajax. Finest of two known.
Orbiana (wife of S. Alexander) Æ24 of Prusa ad Olympum, Bithynia. Circa 222-235. 24 mm. 6.5 gm. Obv: Γ CEI EPE CAΛ BAP OPBIANH AV, diademed and draped bust right. Rev: ΠΡΟΥϹΑΕΩΝ, Ajax, wearing helmet and balteus, falling on his sword before a rocky outcropping; shield on ground before him. RG 142 and Pl. CII, 9; RPC VI Online 3032 (temporary) corr. (obv. legend) & var. (arrangement of rev. legend); BMC -, cf. 27 (Elagabalus) for same rev. type. Extremely Rare and the finest of two known.
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