Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Coins of the Black Sea Region. Part II. Ancient Coins of the Black Sea Littoral. By Sergei A. Kovalenko. Peeters. Leuven - Paris - Walpole, MA, 2014
Fascicule representing second part of the first volume of Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts devoted to the coins of the Black Sea Littoral prepared by Sergei Kovalenko has been recently published. It comprises detailed descriptions and illustrations of the coin issues struck by the Greek cities situated on the western, southern and eastern shores of the Black Sea till the Roman times. This fascicule finishes publication of the coin material from the circumpontic area stored in the Pushkin Museum.
Despite relatively small number of coins registered (less than 500 pieces) there are quite rare specimens among them originating from important pre-revolutinary private collections such as those of Rozanov and Bobrinskii. Most of the coins have been never published before and deserve special interest of scholars as well as collectors and wide public interested in the various aspects of ancient history of Pontus.