RPC III, 865


Image of specimen #8


Coin type
Volume III
Number 865
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Sauromates I
Person (obv.) Sauromates I (king)
Issue Bronze: fourth series, fifth group
Dating AD 108/15
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΕωϹ ϹΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ
Obverse design diademed and draped bust of Sauromates, right
Reverse inscription ΜΗ
Reverse design shield with spear in centre; helmeted head and sword in scabbard, right; Horse’s head and axe, left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Reference Frolova Coinage, pp. 126–7. 2; Frolova Monetnoe p. 258. 2 (3 by error); Anokhin 459
Specimens 8 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1 –7     See Frolova Coinage, p. 127 and pl. XII, 9–13; Frolova Monetnoe p. 258 and pl. XLVII, 8–12
8 8     ✸ Krogstad coll.