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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1393. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOSPOROS, Kings of. Asander, as King. 46-17 BC. AV Stater (8.21 gm). Year 8 (37/36 BC). Diademed head of Asander right; F at back of neck / BASILEWS right, ASANDROU left, Nike standing left on prow, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left; P in left field; H in exergue. Nawotka, "Asander of the Bospsorus: His Coinage and Chronology," in ANSAJN 3-4, -; RPC -; Anokin -. EF, two scratches on bridge of nose. Unpublished with the F on the obverse and these letters on the reverse! ($5000)

The son-in-law of Pharnakes II, Asander seized the throne of Bosporus after killing the Roman nominee. He was confirmed in his position by Antony and later Augustus.