MAIASK. 2016. No. 8

M. M. Choref (Nizhnevartovsk, Russia).

On the question of deciphering the monograms on Bosporus coins era of Mithridates VI Eupator Dionysus

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Pages: 523-562

Our research focuses on history of coinage of Bosporus in the reign of Mithradates VI Eupator Dionysius. Many highly artistic and same type coin series with long inscriptions and various monograms were minted during the study period. But recent monograms still have not been read. As a result coins of Bosporus are still not confidently attributed. This situation prevents their use for lighting controversial issues of history of the region. Considering it necessary to bring a solution to this problem, bring to the scientific discussion of our reading of these monogram, we consider it possible to ascribe to Mithridates Junior, and his assistants Pontic officials. The disappearance of monograms with pieces of silver coinage Phanagoria explain rebellion raised its inhabitants against the Pontic authorities.


Key words: Bosporus, history, numismatics, Mithradates VI Eupator Dionysius, Mithridates Junior, differents, monogram, countermark.


Received November 7, 2016
Accepted for publication December 2, 2016


About the author:

Choref Mikhail Mikhailovich (Nizhnevartovsk, Russia). Candidate of Historical Sciences, Senior Research scientist at the Regional Historical Research Laboratory, Nizhnevartovsk State University.