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Live auction - bgr_619025 - PAPHLAGONIA - SINOPE Drachme

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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 160 €
End of the sale : 27 October 2020 14:14:16
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 480-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sinope, Paphlagonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Weight : 5,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire légèrement décentré mais belle tête d’aigle. Patine grise de collection


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête et bec d’un aigle de mer à gauche ; un dauphin au-dessous.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux en losange avec deux parties opposées granuleuses ornées chacune d’un globule.


Poids léger. Ce type semble plus ancien et appartiendrait aux premières émissions de la série pour la cité.

Historical background

Paphlagonia - SINOPE

(415-365 BC)

Sinope, a colony of Miletus, was founded in the seventh century BC Located 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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