RPC IV.1, 3872 (temporary)


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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 ΒΑϹΙΛƐⲰϹ ϹΑΥΡοΜΑΤοΥ
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 Cretan Bull(?), jumping, r.; to l., star
Metal Æ
Average diameter 31 mm
Average weight 13.48 g
Axis 12
Reference Frolova, pp. 187–8, pl. XXXVIII.3–4
Specimens 5

Specimens of this coin type

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