RPC IV.1, 3872 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 3872 (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
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 Cretan Bull(?), jumping, right; to left, star
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 12
Reference Frolova, pp. 187–8, pl. XXXVIII.3–4
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Moscow: Inv. 4618 Frolova, p. 187, pl. XXXVIII.3
2 2     St Petersburg: 28613 Frolova, p. 188, pl. XXXVIII.4
3 3     St Petersburg: 28614
4 4     ✸ B: Löbb, authenticity doubtful: cast?
5 5     Gorny & Mosch 122 (10/03/2003), 1766