RPC IX, 206

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 206
Province Northern Black Sea
Region Bosporus
City Kingdom of the Bosporus
Reign Pharsanzes
Person (obv.) Pharsanzes (king)
Issue Year ΝΦ = 550
Dating AD 253
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛƐⲰϹ ΦΑΡϹΑΝΖΟΥ
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Pharsanzes, r., seen from front
Reverse inscription ΝΦ
Reverse design laureate head of the Roman emperor, r.; before, •• (vertical)
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 7.33 g
Axis 12
Reference Frolova pp. 169–70, pl. XXV.7–22, Anokhin 723а, Anokhin² 2090
Specimens 12
Note See Frolova pp. 169-70: 16 specimens recorded (14 obv. dies, 16 rev. dies) and 5 more specimens not analysed by die

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     V: GR 15251
2     ✸ St Petersburg Frolova pp. 170–1, pl. XXVI.8
3     Baldwin’s Markov M&M Ltd The New York Sale VII, 15 Jan. 2004, lot 213
4 –9     Bosporus hoards, p. 81, 514–9
10     CNG MBS 84, 5 May 2010, lot 602
11     G. Beidin coll.
12     M&M GmbH 13, 9 Oct. 2003, lot 193 (Righetti)