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CNG 111, Lot: 500. Estimate $500.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of BOSPORUS. Rhescuporis II, with Caracalla. AD 211/2-226/7. EL Stater (19mm, 7.72 g, 12h). Dated BE 513 (AD 216/7). Diademed and draped bust of Rhescuporis right; trident before / Laureate head of Caracalla right; ΓIΦ (date) below. Frolova dies D/d; MacDonald 556/3; Anokhin 1926. Good VF, gently grazed on reverse.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 66 (19 May 2004), lot 1045.

Caracalla is depicted beardless on Bosporan staters from this date (BE 513) forward, whereas his imperial portraits at this time are always bearded.