RPC IX, 188


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 188
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 ΒΑϹΙΛΕωϹ ΡΗϹΚΟ(Υ)ΠΟΡ(ΙΔΟϹ)
Nominative Rex Rhescuporis
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Rhescuporis V, right, seen from front; before, •• (vertically)
Reverse inscription ΗΜΦ
Reverse design laureate head of the Roman emperor, right
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 19 mm
Reference Frolova p. 149, pl. IX.2–4a, Anokhin 699а, Anokhin² 2046
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note See Frolova p. 149: 13 specimens recorded (3 obv. dies, 3 rev. dies)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Bosporus hoards, p. 79, no. 460
2 2     ✸ Bosporus hoards, p. 79, no. 461
3 3     Bosporus hoards, p. 79, no. 462