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Coin of Sinope with head of Ares

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Ares to right. Reverse: Sheathed sword. Inscription in Greek. Ruler: Time of Mithradates Eupator.


By date unknown: Duke of Argyll Collection; probably in the 1950s: acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; 1998: year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 121–63 B.C.


Sinope, Paphlagonia


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.58 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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