RPC III, 855


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 855
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Sauromates I
Person (obv.) Sauromates I (king)
Person (rev.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Bronze: fourth series, second group
Dating AD 108/15
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΕΥϹ ϹΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΗϹ
Obverse design curule chair with wreath upon it; in left field, shield with spear; in r .field, sceptre with king’s head at top
Reverse inscription Μ-Η
Reverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Reference Frolova Coinage, p. 122. 1; Frolova Monetnoe p. 254. 1; Anokhin 449
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note Average weight of 855-857: 10.12 g (22)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1 –2     See Frolova Coinage, p. 122 and pl. XIV, 26; Frolova Monetnoe p. 254 and pl. XLV, 7
3 3     ✸ Rauch MBS 11, 12 Sept. 2006, lot 292