Drachm

Greek
Sinope
Paphlagonia
Black Sea Area
Asia Minor
Middle East

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333-306 BCE

Silver

Overall: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm)

Weight: 5.9 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29633

Geography

Place Made: Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey, West Asia, Asia

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Sphendoned head of Sinope left; aplustre inside spaced dotted boreder; Triple drop earring, beaded (worn) necklace, coin cut at neck, berries in hair? Reverse: Sea-eagle above dolphin left; separated feathers; IN below, *A**P*E** magistrate's name to right in field above tail of eagle

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

Grose, Vol. III: pl. 252.20-23 esp. 22; BMC Pontus: nos. 11-20, p. 96, pl. XXII/3 for date; Head, p. 433; BM Guide pl. X/20; Babelon, Traite, pl. CLXXXV/1-3

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