Tetrachalkon - Asander Phanagoria
|Country||Kings of Pontos (Pontos)|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Years||47 BC - 21 BC|
|Value||1 Tetrachalkon = 4 Chalkon = 4/48 Drachm (4/48)|
Head of Apollo facing right
Bow and arrow below, lettering in two lines above and below
This coins is one of the few types which were produced in the city of Phanagoria (Fanagoria) during the reign of the king Asander. The face of Apollo is sometimes erronerously considered to represent the bust of the king (e.g. Stanislavsky, 2000).
Weight varies: 3.2-7.8 grams, diameter varies: 16.0-20.0 mm
Reference: Staniskavsky I.M. 2000. Coins of Bosporan kingdom and their value. Moscow, 305 pp. (in Russian).
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|ND (47 BC - 21 BC)|
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