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 ΒΑϹΙΛΕωϹ ϹΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ (facing outward)
Obverse design draped bust of King Sauromates II wearing diadem, right
Reverse inscription Β (in r. field)
Reverse design nude Heracles (youthful) advancing, right, brandishing club; about to beat horse (one of the Mares of Diomedes), jumping, right; between Heracles' legs, star
Metal copper-based alloy
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