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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Kingdom of Bosphoros| > RP17718
Kingdom of Bosporus, Aspurgus, c. 14 - 37 A.D., In the Name of Tiberius
This coin and coins of Caligula (RPC 1904, ďGaius Caesar GermanicusĒ 14 examples known to RPC) were both struck with this date, with young portraits, about which RPC notes, ďthe pieces with the portraits of Tiberius and Caligula were probably made at the end of the reign; the Tiberian pieces are so similar to the Caligulan ones that it seems very likely that both were made within a short space of time.Ē

Could the young portrait on the obverse be viewed as that of Tiberius Gemellus? The grandson of Tiberius was named joint-heir with Caligula in the will of the emperor.
RP17718. Bronze 12 nummi, RPC I 1903 (14 examples), MacDonald Bosporus 300, F, weight 7.000g, maximum diameter 22.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 35 - 37 A.D.; obverse TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAPOΣ, laureate head of Tiberius right; reverse diademed head of Aspurgus right, IB before, uncertain monogram behind; brown tone; SOLD

Catalog current as of Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
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