RPC IV.1, 3871 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 3871 (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 (facing outward)
Obverse design draped bust of King Sauromates II wearing diadem, r.
Reverse inscription Β (in r. field)
Reverse design nude Heracles (youthful) advancing, r., brandishing club; about to beat horse (one of the Mares of Diomedes), jumping, r.; between Heracles' legs, star
Metal Æ
Average diameter 29 mm
Axis 6
Reference Frolova, p. 187, pl. XXXVII.20 and pl. XXXVIII.1–2
Specimens 4 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Moscow: Inv. 4616 Frolova, p. 187, pl. XXXVII.20
2 2     Moscow: Inv. 4617 Frolova, p. 187, pl. XXXVIII.1
3 3     St Petersburg: 28617 Frolova, p. 187, pl. XXXVIII.2
4 4     ✸ SNG Stancomb 996