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Live auction - bgr_702992 - PAPHLAGONIA - SINOPE Drachme

PAPHLAGONIA - SINOPE Drachme MS
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bgr_702992
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sinope, Paphlagonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan court, centré. Revers finement détaillé ainsi qu’un très beau portrait au droit. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, les cheveux dans un sphendoné avec boucles d'oreille et collier ; devant le visage, un aplustre ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle volant à gauche, les ailes déployées sur un dauphin à gauche.
Reverse legend : SINW// FAGETA.

Historical background


Paphlagonia - SINOPE

(365-322 BC)

Sinope, a colony of Miletus, was founded in the seventh century BC Placed on the northern coast of the Euxine, maritime city, it was one of the most important ports in the region. The introduction of the new type with the head of the nymph Sinope is the installation of a democratic regime in Sinope in 453 BC by the Athenians. Satrap Datamès seized Sinope to 375 BC.

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