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Coin of Kingdom of Bosporus with curule chair, struck under Rhescuporis II

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Obverse: Curule chair on which is placed crown. At left shield and at right human-headed sceptre. Axe below. Inscription: illegible. Reverse: Within wreath: HM (see media screen for Greek letters in wreath) Ruler is Rhescuporis II, ca. A.D. 68-93.

Provenance

By 1964: with Euripides S. Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides S. Sepheriades, December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 80–90

Mint

Bosporus (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.17 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.2164

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins