Stater - Rhescuporis VI

Features

Country Bosporan Kingdom
(Bosporos)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 322
Value Stater
Currency Bosporan Kingdom
Composition Copper
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Bust of the king looking to the right, trident on the right, point rim,

Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΡΗΣΚΟΥΠΟΡΙΔΟΣ

Translation: King Rhescuporis

Reverse

Bust of the king wearing wreath looking to right, Eagle on ball loooking left with a wreath in its beak, point rim

Lettering: ΘΙΧ

Translation: 619 year Bosporan era - AD322/323

Edge

Plain

Comments

This coin is number 768a in a classic catalogue on Bosporan coins by Anoknin (1989) and 2166 - in a new edition (Anokhin, 2011). In MAcDonald (2005) catalogue, it's number is 678/1. Please note that various sources use different enumeration for kings of the Bosporan kingdon named Rhescuporis . The last king is sometimes named Rhescuporis IV, Rhescuporis V, or Rhescuporis VI.

References:
Anokhin V.A. 2011. Antique coins of northern Black Sea Coastal Region: Catalogue. Kiev, Stilos. 326 pp. [in Russian with English summary]
Anokhin A.V. 1989. [Coins of the antique cities of the North-Western Black Sea Coastal Region]. Kiev, Naukova dumka. 128 pp. [in Russian].
MacDonald D. 2005. Introduction to the history and coinage of the kingdom of the Bosporus. Classical Numismatic Studies, N5. Lancaster, Pa.

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322  619 year Bosporan era

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