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Drachm of Sinope with head of eagle and dolphin

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Obverse: Eagle's head to left, dolphin below. Reverse: Two incuse squares, a dot in one joining corner and a dot with B in the other.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 675-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 420 B.C.

Mint

Sinope, Paphlagonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 139.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 6.00 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.371

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins