RPC IV.1, 3779 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 3779 (temporary)
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Sauromates II
Person (obv.) Sauromates II (king)
Issue Year ΠΥ (480)
Dating 183/4
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛƐⲰϹ ϹΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ (facing outward)
Obverse design draped bust of Sauromates II wearing diadem, r.
Reverse inscription ΠΥ
Reverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing (cuirass and) paludamentum, r.; to r., spear
Metal Gold
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 7.64 g
Axis 1
Reference Frolova, p. 170, pl. XXIX.25–8, 31
Specimens 6

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Moscow: Inv. 482 Frolova, p. 170, pl. XXIX.25
2     St Petersburg: 847
3     B: Graf Prokesch-Osten Frolova, p. 170, pl. XXIX.26
4     ✸ P: 219 Frolova, p. 170, pl. XXIX.27
5     St Petersburg: 848 Frolova, p. 170, pl. XXIX.28
6     St Petersburg: 850 Frolova, p. 170, pl. XXIX.31 (rev.)