RPC IX, 192


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 192
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
Reverse inscription ΗΜΦ
Reverse design laureate head of the Roman emperor, right; before, star
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 20 mm
Reference Frolova pp. 146–7, pl. VIII.32–7, Anokhin 699ж, Anokhin² 2052
Specimens 16 (0 in the core collections)
Note See Frolova pp. 146-7: 15 specimens recorded (3 obv. dies, 6 rev. dies)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Cracow SNG 520
2 2     ✸ Baldwin’s, Markov, M&M, The New York Sale VII, 15 Jan. 2004, lot 212
3 3 –16     Bosporus hoards, p. 78, nos 414–27