Coins from Bosporan Kingdom
The Bosporan Kingdom was an ancient kindom centred around the Kerch Strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, known in antiquity as the Cimmerian Bosporus from where the kingdom's name derived.

The 1st and 2nd centuries BC saw a period of renewed golden age of the Bosporan state. It was a Roman province from 63 to 68 AD, under Emperor Nero. At the end of the 2nd century AD, King Sauromates II inflicted a critical defeat on the Scythians and included all the territories of the Crimea in the structure of his state.

The prosperity of the Bosporan Kingdom was based on the export of wheat, fish and slaves.
Bosporan Kingdom
(1) Caligula | Aspurgus
An AE 12 Units struck 37-38 AD in Pantikapaion
Obverse: ΓAIOY KAIΣAΡOΣ ΓEΡMANIKOY, Bare head of Caligula facing right

Reverse: No inscription, Head of King Aspurgus facing right, wearing diadem; BAP monogram and IB in fields

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 7.76 g
No notes for this coin
RPC I 1904
An AE unit struck 117-123 AD in Scythia
Obverse: BACIΛЄωC CAYPOMATOY / bust of king right

Reverse: MH / round shield with spear; horses head and axe in field to left; helmet and sword in field to right

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 14.16 g
No notes for this coin
Anokhin 459
An AE Denarius struck 174-210 AD in Scythia
Obverse: BACILEWC CAVPOMATOV / bust of king right

Reverse: Aphrodite seated left on throne, holding apple. Star to the upper right

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 10.46 g
No notes for this coin
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