Drachm of Sinope with head of eagle and dolphin

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.


Mint: Paphlagonia, Sinope

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 138.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 6.06 gm.

Accession Number

61.139

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, joining at the corners, where there is a dot in each. Granulated surfaces.

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