Drachm of Sinope with head of eagle and dolphin
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
Mint: Paphlagonia, Sinope
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 138.
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 6.06 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour