RPC III, 870



Coin type
Volume III
Number 870
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Sauromates I
Person (obv.) Sauromates I (king)
Issue Bronze: fifth series
Dating AD 115/17–18
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΕⲰϹ ϹΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ
Obverse design diademed and draped bust of Sauromates, r.
Reverse inscription Μ-Η
Reverse design shield with spear in centre; helmeted head and sword in scabbard, r.; horse’s head and axe, l.
Metal Æ
Reference Frolova Coinage, p. 130. 3; Frolova Monetnoe pp. 261–2. 3 (2 by error); Anokhin 464
Specimens 14 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1 –14     See Frolova Coinage, p. 130 and pl. XIII, 14, 16–21; Frolova Monetnoe pp. 260–1 and pl. XLVIII, 25, pl. XLIX, 1–6