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Sinope Drachm


AR Paphlagonia, Sinope reduced Drachm 330-300 B.C. (4.94g) Sinope was a Milesian colony, became an important port on the Black Sea and was the first to strike coins. According to one legend, Sinope was the daughter of Asopus and Methone, whom Apollo captured from her home in Boeotia and abandoned on the shore of the Euxine. O: Bust of nymph Sinope left, hair in saccos; SNG BM 1491; SNG von Aulock 6848. R: Sea Eagle on dolphin left; SINO below, DIO above. G: lustrous good EF S: Atlantis, Ltd.

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