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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Sinope, Paphlagonia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1998.617

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins