ASANDER GOLD STATER – VERY RARE YEAR 3 ISSUE AS ARCHON PLATED IN MCDONALD – NGC CHOICE XF GREEK KINGDOM OF BOSPORUS COIN (Inv. 14083)
BOSPOROS KINGDOM. ASANDER (as ARCHON), ca. 47-16 BC.
Gold stater, 8.21 g., 19 mm., dated regnal year 3 (45/44 BC)
Obv. Head of Asander right.
Rev. APXONTOΣ AΣANΔPOY BOΣΠOPOY, Nike standing left on prow of galley, holding palm and crowning Asander’s name with wreath, TЭ – Γ (Year 3) in upper field around wings, control monogram H in left field.
D. MacDonald, An Introduction to the History and Coinage of the Kingdom of the Bosporus (CNS 5, Lancaster, 2005), 191 (PLATE COIN); RPC I 1844.
Ex Gorny and Mosch 97, 10/11/1999, 325.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 3/5, Surface 3/5, with provenance information noted on the holder.