RPC IV.1, 3835 (temporary)


Image of specimen #8


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 3835 (temporary)
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Sauromates II
Person (obv.) Sauromates II (king)
Issue Year ϚϞΥ (496)
Dating 199/200
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΕωϹ ϹΑΥΡοΜΑΤοΥ (facing outward, Αs with curved crossbar)
Obverse design draped bust of Sauromates II wearing diadem, right; (to right, club)
Reverse inscription ϚϞΥ
Reverse design to left, laureate head of Septimius Severus, right; to right, laureate-headed bust of Caracalla (youthful), wearing cuirass and paludamentum, left; (between, trident or crescent)
Metal gold
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Reference Frolova, p. 178, pl. XXXIII.26, 29–35; MacDonald 507/2
Specimens 8 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Moscow: Inv. 521 Frolova, p. 178, pl. XXXIII.29, reverse with trident
2 2     B: (Fox) Frolova, p. 178, pl. XXXIII.30, reverse with trident
3 3     St Petersburg: 925 Frolova, p. 178, pl. XXXIII.26, reverse with trident
4 4     St Petersburg: 926 Frolova, p. 178, pl. XXXIII.31, reverse with trident
5 5     L Frolova, p. 178, pl. XXXIII.34, reverse with trident
6 6     St Petersburg: 924 Frolova, p. 178, pl. XXXIII.35, reverse with trident
7 7     Private coll., Moscow
8 8     ✸ P: 232, reverse with trident