PISIDIA. Prostanna. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Medallion (Bronze, 35 mm, 24.86 g, 12 h). AYT•K•M•A•Y•CЄ AΛЄΞANΔPOC•CЄ• Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΠPOCTANNЄΩN - ΘЄMIC Group of three athletes: the one in the middle drawing lot from an urn; the two others standing left and right, looking at their lots; above, agonistic urn. BMC -. SNG Leypold -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Von Aulock, Pisidien II, 1809 (1 specimen, same dies). Of the highest rarity, apparently the second and by far the best example known. A well struck and perfectly centered medallion with an intriguing and most attractive reverse scene. Minor smoothing, otherwise, good very fine.
In Themian games, winners were awarded cash money or precious objects rather than the more common wreaths or olive oil.