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Offline jsalgado

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Bosporus Kingdom imitation ?
« on: November 17, 2016, 05:51:41 PM »
bullion  ;  7,71 g  ;  19,5 mm





Offline Globetrotter

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Re: Help identification coin 3
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 10:20:51 PM »
Any news since your posting?

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If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: Help identification coin 3
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 05:52:41 PM »
Browsing some old threads. Maybe solved already ?
I think this coin is based on the Staters of the Bosporus Kingdom under Roman suzerainity. These typically show a bust of the Bosporus king on one side and the Roman emperor on the other. In front of the bust on the left picture one can still read a crude "BACILEWC" in Greek.
This could be either a contemporary imitation, for example of an issue under king Rhescuporis II, or a regular issue of one of the later kings as these can get quite crude.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2018, 06:07:24 PM by THCoins »

Offline jsalgado

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Re: Help identification coin 3
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 06:27:27 PM »
THCoins, many thanks for your comments.