RPC IX, 179

 

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Coin type
Volume IX
Number 179
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Rhescuporis V
Person (obv.) Rhescuporis V (king)
Issue Year ϚΜΦ = 546
Dating AD 249
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛƐⲰϹ ΡΗϹΚΟ(Υ)ΠΟΡ(ΙΔΟϹ)
Nominative Rex Rhescuporis
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Rhescuporis V, r., seen from front
Reverse inscription ϚΜΦ
Reverse design laureate head of the Roman emperor, r.; before, club
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 7.33 g
Axis 1, 12
Reference Frolova pp. 137–8, pl. IV.12–27, pl. LXXXI.21–2, Anokhin 697, Anokhin² 2039
Specimens 30 (7 in the core collections)
Note See Frolova pp. 137-8: 49 specimens recorded (4 obv. dies, 12 rev. dies)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ P: 316
2     P: 317
3     P: 318
4     B: Beger
5     B: Rauch
6     V: GR 15247
7 –8     Bosporus hoards, p. 104, nos 21–2
9 –27     Bosporus hoards, p. 73, nos 149–67
28     Bosporus hoards, p. 91, no. 6
29     CNG EA 221, 28 Oct. 2009, lot 434
30     C: 216-1940 SNG 1622