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bgr_592827 - PAPHLAGONIA - SINOPE Tetrobole

PAPHLAGONIA - SINOPE Tetrobole AU/XF
280.00 €(Approx. 319.20$ | 232.40£)
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Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 200-120 AC/
Mint name / Town : Sinope, Paphlaogonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête tourelée de la nymphe Sinope à gauche, les cheveux dans un sphendoné avec boucles d'oreille et collier.

Reverse


Reverse description : Proue de galère à gauche ornée d’une grappe de raisin ; devant un aplustre.
Reverse legend : SINW// (TE).
Reverse translation : (Sinope).

Commentary


Pour cet exemplaire avec monogramme (TE), nous avons le canthare et la grappe de raisin. Nous le rencontrons aussi seul.

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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