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Paphlagonia - Sinope drachm c. 350 B.C.E.
Paphlagonia - Sinope drachm c. 350 B.C.E.

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Sinope in Paphlagonia [penninsula into the Black Sea]. AR drachm from around 365 - 322 B.C. Obverse: head of nymph Sinope left with aplustre before, she wears an earring and sphendrone, hair is rolled. Rx: Sea-eagle, left, with wings spread standing on the back of a dolphin, Greek name below. behind the wings the name of the magistrate at the time [not in Sear w/this name]. 18.5 mm & 4.47 g. Similar to Sear 3696. This is probably a cast fake. See this [ link ] for a similar type (4.59 g). And their description of that coin:
PAPHLAGONIA - SINOPE
Type: Drachma
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town: Paphlagonia, Sinope
Metal: silver
Diameter: 18mm
Orientation dies: 6 h.
Weight: 4.59g.
Rarity: R1
Obverse legend: Anepigraph
Obverse description: Head of the nymph Sinope to the left, hair in a sphendone with earrings and necklace; in front of the face, an aplustre
Reverse description: Eagle flying left, wings outstretched on dolphin left
Reverse legend: SINW// QEOT
Reverse translation: (Sinope, Theoti)
Catalog references: BMC.16 - B. treaty 2949 - Cop.280 - Delepierre2487 - HGCS. 9/399
Predigree: This copy comes from the stocks of Ritter (1994) and Hubert Lanz, from the Hirsch 314 sale, n° 2462 and from the Laurent F collection.
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Keywords: Paphlagonia Sinope drachm fake

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