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ID:     156357
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BOSPORUS KINGS
Issuer:     Rhescuporis II
Date Ruled:     AD 211-227
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 218-219
Diameter:     20 mm
Weight:     7.64 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     BACIΛEWC PHCKOVΠΟΡΙΔOC
Obverse Description:     Diademed and draped bust of Rhescuporis right; sword in front
Reverse Legend:     EIΦ
Reverse Description:     Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus right; date below
Primary Reference:     MacDonald 558/1
Reference2:     Anokhin 635
Reference3:     Frolova pl. XLVII, 3 (obverse die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=60679
Notes:     Rare Elagabalus portrait. Unlike the other ambiguous imperial portraits of year 515, this bust clearly is intended to represent the emperor Elagabalus.