Coin of Sinope with head of Ares

Greek
Hellenistic Period
121–63 B.C.


Mint: Paphlagonia, Sinope

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1998.617

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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