RPC III, 948


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 948
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Rhoemetalces
Person (obv.) Rhoemetalces (king)
Issue Bronze coinage
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΕωϹ ΡΟΙΜΗΤΑΛΚΟΥ
Obverse design diademed and draped bust of Rhoemetalces, right; in front, trident
Reverse inscription Μ-Η
Reverse design shield with spear in centre; helmet and sword in scabbard, left; horse’s head and axe right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Reference Anokhin 523; Frolova Coinage, pp. 154–155. 3; Frolova Monetnoe, pp. 286–7. 3
Specimens 13 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1 –12     See Frolova Coinage, pp. 154–155 and pl. XXIII, 24–34, Frolova Monetnoe, pp. 286–7 and pl. LXIV, 4–14
2 2     ✸ Elsen 101, 13 June 2009, lot 92