Ancient Coinage of Bosporos, Kings, Sauromates II


According to Zograph, Sauromates marked his coins with their denomination as follows: IB = As; = Dupondius; MH = Sestertius; Star = denarius; B and star = double denatius; PMΔ = three sestertii.

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Anokhin 588Sauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE23 "Sestertius", AD 174-211. 6.31 g. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right. / Curule chair surmounted by wreath, sceptre surmounted by an imperial(?) bust to left, shield on spear to right. MH below. Anokhin 588; MacDonald 521.TextImage
Anokhin 600Sauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE27 "sestertius", AD 174-211. 13.52 g. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right. / MH in wreath of corn or oak. Anokhin 600-601; MacDonald 518/2; RPC IV.1 3856; Kotschoubey 34; SNG Stancomb 992.TextImage
Anokhin 604Sauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE28 "double denarius", AD 174-211. 14.61 g. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, rosette before head. / King standing left in military dress, holding trident and resting arm on club, being crowned by Nike standing to left, holding palm branch, star-B (value mark) across fields. Anokhin 604; Moscow 4610-4612; St Petersburg 28590-28591; MacDonald 531/1; Frolova XXXVII, 9-13; Paris 248; RPC IV 3866.TextImage
Anokhin 607Sauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE33 "Double Denarius". AD 174-180. 15.89 g. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, rosette before head. / Herakles standing, looking right, holding bow, about to shoot the Stymphalian birds. Value mark star over B in left field. Countermark head of Septimius Severus above (Howgego 63). Anokhin 607; MacDonald 536; Kurth Herakles 310.TextImage
Anokhin 609Sauromates II, king of Bosporos, AD 174-210. AE "Double Denarius". 11.09 g. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, rosette or flower in right field / Herakles walking right, carrying the Erymanthian boar on his shoulders, six-pointed star in right field. Anokhin 609; MacDonald 535.TextImage
Anokhin 612Sauromates II, Kingdom of Bosporus. AE 2 Denarii, 186-196 AD. 13.92 g. BA&CIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, rosette before head / Herakles standing right, grasping a horn of the Cretan bull and wielding club, star and B in left field. Anokhin 612; Frolova Taf. XXXVIII, 4; RPC online 3872; Kurth Herakles 428.TextImage
Anokhin 613Sauromates II, King of Bosporos, AD 174-210. AE25, 10.69 g. BA&CIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, draped bust right / Herakles standing left, wielding club and grasping one head of the Lernean hydra, whose tail is coiled around his leg. Countermark: head of Sept. Severus right. Anokhin 613; Frolova pl. XXXVIII, 7; Kotschoubey, 39-40 ("Sauromates III"); Kurth Herakles 198.TextImage
Anokhin 615Sauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE33 "Double Denarius". AD 174-180. 15.89 g. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, rosette before head. / Herakles sitting left on rock, holding kantharos (or skyphos with tall base) and resting right hand on club. Value mark star over B in right field. Countermark head of Septimius Severus above (Howgego 63). Anokhin 615; MacDonald 542.TextImage
Anokhin 616aSauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE26 denarius, AD 174-211. 11.59 g, Struck AD 186-196. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, rosette in right field. / Aphrodite seated left, holding apple in her right hand, value mark star in right field. Anokhin 616a; MacDonald 543/3; RPC IV.1 3878; SNG Stancomb 997.TextImage
Anokhin 618aSauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE28, AD 174-211. 10.20 g, Struck AD 186-196. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, rosette in right field. / PM-Δ, eagle standing left, wings spread, head right, holding wreath in beak. Anokhin 618a; MacDonald 544/2; RPC IV.1 3879; SNG Stancomb 1000-1001.TextImage
Anokhin 624Sauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE26 "Double Denarius", AD 174-211. 10.04 g. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right. / Aphrodite seated left on throne, holding apple and sceptre, head of Septimius Severus right in upper left field, B and star across fields. Anokhin 624; MacDonald 547; SNG Stancomb 999.TextImage
SNG Stancomb 993Sauromates II, King of Bosporus, AE28 "double denarius". 174 - 210 AD. 13.21 g. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed head right. / Emperor on horseback right, with raised hand & sceptre, star above, B to right. Countermark of Sept. Severus. SNG Stancomb 993 (this coin); Anokhin 603a; SNG Cop 66; MacDonald 528/2.TextImage
SNG Stancomb 995Sauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE30 "double denarius", AD 174-211. 16.08 g. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, rosette before head. / King standing left, holding club and trident, value mark star-B across fields. SNG Stancomb 995 (this coin); MacDonald 532 (this coin).TextImage
SNG Stancomb 996Sauromates II, King of Bosporos. AE33 "Double Denarius". AD 174-180. 15.32 g. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, crescent before head. / Herakles right, holding club, taming the mare of Diomedes, star and B below. SNG Stancomb 996 (this coin); Anokhin 610; MacDonald 539; Kurth Herakles 486.TextImage
COMMODUS
Anokhin 566aSauromates II, King of Bosporos with Commodus AV Stater. Dated 485 of the Bosporan Era = 189-190 AD. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right / Laureate and draped bust of Commodus right; star before, date below. MacDonald 496/2.TextImage
Anokhin 568bSauromates II, King of Bosporos with Commodus AV Stater. Dated 487/6 of the Bosporan Era = 190/1 AD. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right / Laureate and draped bust of Commodus right; globe before, Z/VPY (date) below. MacDonald 498/3.TextImage
Anokhin 570vSauromates II, King of Bosporos, with Commodus. 174-211 AD. AV Stater. Dated BE 489 (AD 192-193). BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right / Laureate and draped bust of Commodus right; globe to right, date below.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Anokhin 573aSauromates II, King of Bosporos, with Septimius Severus. 174-211 AD. AV Stater. Dated BE 492 (195/6 AD). BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right / Laureate head of Severus right; six-point star to right, date below.TextImage
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Anokhin 574Bosporos, Kingdom of, Sauromates II with Septimius Severus AV Stater. Year 493 = 196-197 AD. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right, club before / Laureate head of Septimius Severus right, GPV below. Frolova 37.TextImage
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Anokhin 575bKingdom of Bosporus, Sauromates II and Septimius Severus AV Stater. Dated 494 of the Bosporan Era = 197-198 AD. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right / laureate head of Severus right; trident before, date DPV below. MacDonald 505/4.TextImage
Anokhin 576cKingdom of Bosporus, Sauromates II with Septimius Severus and Caracalla AV Stater. Dated 495 of the Bosporan Era = AD 198-199. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right; club before / Laureate head of Septimius and laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla, date EPV below. TextImage
Anokhin 577Kings Of Bosporus. Septimius Severus, Caracalla and Sauromates II. Ca 174-211 AD. AV Stater 18mm, 7.88 g. Dated Year 495 (198-199 AD). BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right / Laureate head of Septimius Severus right vis--vis the laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla left; crescent between busts, EqV (date) below. MacDonald 506/11; Anokhin 577; Frovola p. 177, F/b.TextImage
Anokhin 577bBosporos, Kingdom of, Sauromates II with Septimius Severus and Caracalla AV Stater. Year 495 = 198/199 AD. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right / Bare head right of Septimius vis vis laureate and draped bust left of Caracalla, crescent between, date EPV below. Frolova 23.TextImage
Anokhin 623Bosporos, Kingdom of, Sauromates II with Septimius Severus AE 2 Denarii. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust right / Aphrodite seated left on throne, holding apple and sceptre; laureate head of Septimius in left field. SNG Cop 68.TextImage
MacDonald 503.3Bosporan Kingdom, Sauromates II and Septimius Severus El Stater. Dated Year 492 = AD 195-196. BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed draped bust of Sauromates II right / laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus right, globe before, date BY in ex.TextImage
CARACALLA
Anokhin 585Sauromates II, King of Bosporos, with Caracalla. 174-211 AD. AV Stater. Dated BE 506 (AD 209-210). BACIΛEωC CAYΡOMATOY, diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right / Laureate head of Caracalla right; eight-point star to right, date below.TextImage
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See also: Entry for Sauromates II on the Digital Historia Numorum
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