RPC IV.1, 3869 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 3869 (temporary)
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Sauromates II
Person (obv.) Sauromates II (king)
Dating 186-196
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛƐⲰϹ ϹΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ
Obverse design draped bust of King Sauromates II wearing diadem, r.; to l., star
Reverse inscription Β (in l. field)
Reverse design nude Heracles (youthful) standing, facing, head, r., holding strung bow, in process of killing Stymphalian birds on r.; to l., star
Metal Æ
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 6
Reference Frolova, p. 187, pl. XXXVII.16–17, 21
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Moscow: Inv. 4614 Frolova, p. 187, pl. XXXVII.16
2 2     Moscow: Inv. 4613 Frolova, p. 187, pl. XXXVII.17
3 3     Anapa, Local History Museum 5350 = Frolova, p. 187, pl. XXXVII.21
4 4     ✸ B: 1885/332, on reverse, star and letter B obscure, authenticity doubtful: cast?