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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Kingdom of Bosphoros| > GB88982
Kingdom of Bosporus, Sauromates II, 174 - 210 A.D.
Tiberius Julius Sauromates II Philocaesar Philoromaios Eusebes (his epithets mean, lover of Caesar, lover of Rome, and the Pius) was the Roman Client King of the Bosporan Kingdom. He was of Greek, Iranian and Roman ancestry and was a contemporary of the Roman emperors Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Septimius Severus and Caracalla. Little is known of his life and reign. From his coinage, we know he venerated Aphrodite. From an inscription found in Tanais, we know that he defeated the Scythians and Sirachi tribes in 193.
GB88982. Bronze denarius, MacDonald Bosporus 543/1, Anokhin 616, RPC Online IV 3878, SNG Cop 68 var. (Aphrodite also holds scepter), SNG Stancomb -, VF, dark patina with brass showing on high points, obverse off center,, weight 9.406g, maximum diameter 29.5mm, c. 174 - 196 A.D.; obverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣAYPOMATOY, diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right, with long hair and a short beard; reverse Aphrodite enthroned left, wearing crown, apple in extended right hand, X (denarius mark of value) in upper right field; ex Ancient Imports (Marc Breitsprecher), ex German collection; SOLD










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