RPC IV.1, 3809 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 3809 (temporary)
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Sauromates II
Person (obv.) Sauromates II (king)
Issue Year ΖΠΥ (487)
Dating 190/1
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΕΟϹ(sic) ϹΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ (facing outward)
Obverse design draped bust of Sauromates II wearing diadem, right
Reverse inscription ΖΠΥ
Reverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing paludamentum, right; to right, rosette (or dot only?)
Metal gold
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 1, 12
Reference Frolova, p. 172, pl. XXX.29–32
Specimens 5 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     St Petersburg: 869 Frolova, p. 172, pl. XXX.29 (rev.)
2 2     B: I-B Frolova, p. 172, pl. XXX.30, die probably recut from previous year
3 3     L Frolova, p. 172, pl. XXX.31
4 4     ✸ NY: 1944.100.41081
5 5     P: 224 Frolova, p. 172, pl. XXX.32, die probably recut from previous year