RPC IX, 187


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 187
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Rhescuporis V
Person (obv.) Rhescuporis V (king)
Issue Year ΗΜΦ = 548
Dating AD 251
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛƐⲰϹ ΡΗϹΚΟ(Υ)ΠΟΡ(ΙΔΟϹ)
Nominative Rex Rhescuporis
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Rhescuporis V, r.;, seen from front before, sceptre or club
Reverse inscription ΗΜΦ
Reverse design laureate head of the Roman emperor, r.
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 19 mm
Reference Frolova p. 149, pl. IX.4–5a, LXXXII.16–8, Anokhin 699б, Anokhin² 2047
Specimens 13 (0 in the core collections)
Note See Frolova p. 149: 17 specimens recorded (2 obv. dies, 7 rev. dies)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1 –3     Bosporus hoards, p. 105, nos 43–5
4     Bosporus hoards, p. 79, no. 463
5     ✸ Bosporus hoards, p. 79, no. 464
6 –13     Bosporus hoards, p. 79, nos 465–72