RPC I, 1898


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 1898
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Aspurgus
Person (obv.) Uncertain
Issue Year ΑΛΤ = 331
Dating AD 34
Obverse inscription
Obverse design bare head (of Augustus? or Tiberius?), r.
Reverse inscription ΒΑΡ ΑΛΤ
Reverse design male head, r.;
Metal Gold
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 7.95 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference N.A. Frolova, Vestnik Drevnei Istorii I(Moscow, 1979), pp. 139–47
Specimens 4

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 4
2     ✸ CNG Triton XXIII, 14 Jan. 2020, lot 288
3     Artezian, Crimea: see Mikhail Abramzon, ‘Gold Staters of Aspurgus and MithridatesIII and New Complexes with Coins and Jewellery Items from the ArtezianSettlement’, Ancient Civilizations fromScythia to Siberia 23 (2017), pp. 1–41, p. 22 fig. 4; pp. 28–9 for other specimens (a total of 11, including this one)
4     NY: 1944.100.40995