RPC I, 1909B


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 1909B
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Mithridates
Person (obv.) Mithradates (king)
Issue Year ΓΜΤ= 343
Dating AD 46
Obverse inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΙΘΡΙΔΑΤΟΥ
Obverse design laureate head of Mithridates, right
Reverse inscription ΓΜΤ
Reverse design bearded male head, right; before, curved staff
Metal gold
Average diameter 20 mm
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note See discussion by Abramzon, who interprets the head on the rev. as that of Mithridates, and discusses the implication of its date, in the year after the first coins for Cotys (RPC I, 1912: ΒΜΤ).
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Artezian, Crimea: see Mikhail Abramzon, ‘Gold Staters of Aspurgus and Mithridates III and New Complexes with Coins and Jewellery Items from the Artezian Settlement’, Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 23 (2017), pp. 1–41, at 31–4.