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Drachm of Sinope with head of eagle

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Obverse: Eagle's head to left, dolphin below. Reverse: Two incuse squares, a large K in the upper left one.

Provenance

Said to come from a small hoard of 16 coins found on the Black Sea; 1961: purchased on the art market on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III for $ 260.00 (this is the total price of MFA 61.139 and 61.140)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 415 B.C.

Mint

Sinope, Paphlagonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 141.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.98 gm.

Accession Number

61.140

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins