RPC IV.1, 3843 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 3843 (temporary)
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Sauromates II
Person (obv.) Sauromates II (king)
Issue Year ΒΦ (502)
Dating 205/6
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΕωϹ ϹΑΥΡοΜΑΤοΥ (facing outward, Αs with curved crossbar)
Obverse design draped bust of Sauromates II wearing diadem, right
Reverse inscription ΒΦ
Reverse design laureate-headed busts of Septimius Severus (on left) and Caracalla (on right, youthful), facing each other; both wearing cuirass and paludamentum; between, spear
Metal gold
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 12
Reference Frolova, p. 180, pl. XXXIV.17–19
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Moscow: Inv. 528 Frolova, p. 180, pl. XXXIV.17
2 2     B: Graf Prokesch-Osten Frolova, p. 180, pl. XXXIV.18
3 3     B: 28701 Frolova, p. 180, pl. XXXIV.19
4 4     ✸ Roma Numismatics 23, 24 Mar. 2022, lot 234