"A Numismatic History of the Bosporan Kingdom"
The talk on the numismatics of the ancient Borporan Kingdom was presented to the members of the Northern Branch of the Numismatic Society of Ireland on Friday 7th October 2016. The insights in the history and chronology of the Kingdom were generously illustrated with maps and photographs selected by the speaker from public domain. A tray of specimens of Bosporan coins of various rulers and denominations was passed round the table for close examination. Attention was drawn to the scale of ongoing looting of the archaeological sites of the region and continued appearance of the top grade Bosporan coins and artefacts of a doubtful provenace in major aucton catalogues and sales in Europe and US. The slides of the presentation are now available in the archives.