RPC IX, 198


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 198
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Rhescuporis V
Person (obv.) Rhescuporis V (king)
Issue Year ΘΜΦ = 549
Dating AD 252
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 ΘΜΦ
Reverse design laureate head of the Roman emperor, r.; before, trident
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 12
Reference Frolova pp. 151–2, pl. IX.21–3, Anokhin 700а, Anokhin² 2056
Specimens 5 (2 in the core collections)
Note See Frolova pp. 151-2: 13 specimens recorded (4 obv. dies, 5 rev. dies) and 2 more specimens not analysed by die

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 322
2 2     NY: 1944.100.41142
3 3 –5     Bosporus hoards, p. 80, nos 508–10