RPC IX, 183


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Coin type
Volume IX
Number 183
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Rhescuporis V
Person (obv.) Rhescuporis V (king)
Issue Year ΖΜΦ = 547
Dating AD 250
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 ΖΜΦ
Reverse design laureate head of the Roman emperor, r.; before, star
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 21 mm
Average weight 7.63 g
Axis 1
Reference Frolova pp. 142–3, pl. VI.17–40, VII.1, LXXVI.20, LXXXII.1–4, LXXXVIII.18, LXXXIX.16, Anokhin 698а, Anokhin² 2043
Specimens 47 (2 in the core collections)
Note See Frolova pp. 142-3: 52 specimens recorded (21 obv. dies, 28 rev. dies) and 2 more specimens not analysed by die

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ O
2     O
3 –6     Bosporus hoards, p. 104, nos 28–31
7 –44     Bosporus hoards, pp. 75–6, nos 283–320
45 –47     Bosporus hoards, pp. 91, nos 11–3