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bgr_610385 - PAPHLAGONIA - SINOPE Tetrachalque

PAPHLAGONIA - SINOPE Tetrachalque XF
175.00 €(Approx. 197.75$ | 148.75£)
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Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 105-90 ou 90-85 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sinope, Paphlagonie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Jolie représentation du gorgoneion au droit. Revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Gorgone de face au centre l’égide.

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké (Victoria) en chiton talaire marchant à droite, tenant des deux mains une longue palme reposant sur l’épaule ; de chaque côté, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : SIN-WPHS/ (EM.).
Reverse translation : (des Sinopéens).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


Paphlagonia - SINOPE

(III - II century 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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