Drachm of Sinope with head of eagle

Greek
Classical Period
about 415 B.C.


Mint: Paphlagonia, Sinope

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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