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E-auction 420-332084 - bgr_662314 - PAPHLAGONIA - SINOPE Tetrachalque

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 91 €
Maximum bid : 102 €
End of the sale : 03 May 2021 14:02:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 95-90 ou 80-70 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sinope, Paphlagonie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,90 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
BMC.-  - GC.3711  - Aulock-  - Cop.-  - RG.-  - HGM.-  - HGCS. 7/421


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes déployées, la tête à droite ; deux monogrammes.
Reverse legend : SINWPES/ (P)(ER).

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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