RPC VII.2, 1847


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VII.2
Number 1847
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Rhescuporis V
Person (obv.) Rhescuporis V (king)
Issue Year ΜΦ = 540
Dating AD 243/4
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΕωϹ ΡΗϹΚΟ(Υ)ΠΟΡ(ΙΔΟϹ)
Nominative Rex Rhescuporis
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Rhescuporis V, right, seen from front; before, trident
Reverse inscription ΜΦ
Reverse design laureate head of the Roman emperor, right; before, club
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 1
Reference Frolova II, p. 130, pl. I; Anokhin² 2031; MacDonald, Bosporus 602
Specimens 24 (0 in the core collections)
Note Frolova II, p. 129, records 4 obv. dies and 10 rev. dies.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ CNG EA 286, 5 Sept. 2012, lot 214
2 2 –24     see Frolova II, p. 130