Ancient Coinage of Paphlagonia, Sinope

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 3Sinope, Paphlagonia, AR Drachm. 480-450 BC. Eagle's head left / quadripartite square, two quarters sunken with granulated surface and each containing a dot. Dewing 2127; SNG BM Black Sea 1360; BMC 3; SNG France VII, 410-414; RecGen 3-7.TextImage
BMC 26Simope, Paphlagonia. Circa 306-290 BC. AR Tetrobol. Head of nymph Sinope left / Prow of galley left; monogram and aplustre. TextImage
BMC 34Sinope, Paphlagonia, 300-200 BC. AR Stater 21 mm, 8.24 gr. Turreted head of the Nymph Sinope (Tyche) left, countermark: Sol, radiate, Σ-I-N-Ω-Π-E-Ω-N between the rays / ΣINΩ, Poseidon seated left, holding dolphin and trident, BA monogram in lower right field, the reverse stamped with head of Zeus left. BMC 34; SNG Cop 299; RecGen 2; Six Sinope 118.TextImage
BMC 38Sinope, Paphlagonia 120-63 BC. AE 19mm; 8.1g. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΣINΩΠHΣ, eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, wings partly open, EA monogram in left field. Lindgren I 88; BMC 38; SNG Cop 303; SNG vA 6866.TextImage
BMC 44Sinope, Paphlagonia AE30. Time of Mithradates VI, 121-63 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΣINΩΠHΣ, Perseus standing, holding severed head of Medusa, decapitated body of gorgon to right. TextImage
BMC 49AE of Sinope, Paphlagonia. 189-193 BC. 7.60 gr. Head of young Ares right in Corinthian helmet / ΣINΩ-ΠHΣ, sword in sheath, with strap. BMC 49.TextImage
Dewing 2127Simope, Paphlagonia. c490-425 BC. AR Drachm. Head of sea eagle left; dolphin below / Double incuse punch with pellets in center. SNG BMC Black Sea 1362. TextImage
Mionnet II, 90Sinope, Paphlagonia, 120-63 BC. AE19 mm, 8.16 gr. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΣINΩΠHΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, wings spread, AE monogram in left field. Mionnet II, 90.TextImage
Rec Gen 61Sinope, Paphlagonia, AE20, Dated 223 of the local era = 75-74 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΣINΩΠHΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings spread, head right. Date GKS in left field. RecGen 61; Imhoof 77 in NZ 1912.TextImage
RPC 2112Sinope, AE22, time of Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. 6.26g. Dated CY 19 (28-27 BC). C F I SI AN XIX (AN ligate), laureate female head right / Plow right; EX D D above; all within palm wreath. RPC I 2112; RecGen 76a.TextImage
Six: "Sinope" 6Sinope, Paphlagonia, AR drachm, Ca 425-410 BC. 5.88 g. Head of eagle right / Quadripartite incuse square, two quarters filled or stippled with flower pattern. Six "Sinope" 6; cf. SNG BM Black Sea 1373 for an obol of similar design.TextImage
SNG BMC 1359Paphlagonia, Sinope, ca. 490–425 BC, AR drachm (5.83 gm). head of eagle left / two incuse punches. SNG BM 1359–1365.TextImage
SNG BMC 1367Simope, Paphlagonia. Circa 425-410 BC. AR Drachm (5.99 gm). Head of sea eagle left; dolphin below / Double incuse squares. TextImage
SNG BMC 1376Simope, Paphlagonia. Circa 410-350 BC. AR Drachm (4.97 gm). Head of nymph left, wearing drop earrings, pearl necklace / Sea-eagle carrying dolphin left. TextImage
SNG BMC 1392Paphlagonia, Sinope AR Drachm. Circa 410-350 BC. Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos; NI behind / ΣINΩ below, sea eagle on dolphin left; EKA behind. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 293. TextImage
SNG BMC 1393Simope, Paphlagonia. Circa 410-350 BC. AR Drachm (5.87 gm). Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos / Sea-eagle on dolphin; magistrate DH. TextImage
SNG BMC 1414Paphlagonia, Sinope AR Drachm. ca 410-350 BC. Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos / Sea eagle on dolphin; magistrate PASI. TextImage
SNG BMC 1420ffSimope, Paphlagonia. c410-350 BC. AR Drachm. Head of a nymph left, hair in a saccos / Eagle with wings spread, on dolphin left; A[ ] above eagle. TextImage
SNG BMC 1456Simope, Paphlagonia. Ariarathes. Circa 365-322 BC. AR Drachm. Head of nymph Sinope left, hair in sphendone, aplustre in front/ Aramaic legend (Abrkkn) beneath, dolphin and sea-eagle left. SNG BM Black Sea 1456ff; Traité 635, pl.CX, 11).TextImage
SNG BMC 1459Simope, Paphlagonia. Ariarathes. Circa 325 BC. AR Drachm. Head of nymph left, wearing earring / Sea-eagle flying left, carrying dolphin; Aramaic legend. TextImage
SNG BMC 1464vPaphlagonia, Sinope AR Drachm. ca 333-300 BC. Head of nymph in triple pendant earring left, aplustre in front, circular border of dots / eagle on dolphin facing left, ΣINΩ below, KAΡΓ above tail. Six 87; SNG Stancomb 772v. TextImage
SNG BMC 1481Simope, Paphlagonia. Circa 330-300 BC. AR Drachm. Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos; no aplustre / Sea eagle on dolphin; AΓΡE[ΩΣ] (magistrate). TextImage
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SNG BMC 1483Sinope, Paphlagonia. AR drachm (5.06 gm). Ca. 330-300 BC. Female head left, wearing ampyx and sphendone, triple pendant earring, and pearl necklace / ΣINΩ beneath sea eagle with spread wings alighting left on dolphin left, AΓΡEΩ under wing. SNG BN 1483; BMC 11.TextImage
SNG BMC 1488Simope, Paphlagonia. Circa 410-350 BC. AR Drachm (4.88 gm). Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos / Sea-eagle on dolphin; magistrate KAΛΛIA. Six, "Sinope", 53. TextImage
SNG BMC 1489cfPaphlagonia, Sinope AR Drachm. Circa 330-300 BC. Magistrate Phorm.... Head of a nymph left, hair bound in a saccos; aplustre before / Eagle standing left on dolphin; FORM. TextImage
SNG BMC 1495Simope, Paphlagonia. ca 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.69 gm). Head of nymph left; hair in sakkos / Eagle facing with wings spread; G. TextImage
SNG BMC 1501Simope, Paphlagonia. 4th-3rd Century BC. AR Quarter Drachm (1.41 gm). Three-quarters facing head of Nymph / Eagle with wings spread; SI-NW in fields. TextImage
SNG BMC 1506Simope, Paphlagonia. Circa 4th-3rd Century BC. AR Tetrobol (2.46 gm). Head of nymph Sinope left; dotted border / Prow of galley left; monogram and aplustre in left field. TextImage
SNG BMC 1520Sinope, Paphlagonia, AE22. 120-100 BC. 3.84 g. Male head right with small wings above ears / ΣIMΩ-ΠHΣ, Cornucopiae between the caps of the Dioskuri, with stars above. SNG BM 1520.TextImage
SNG BMC 1543Paphlagonia, Sinope, AE, 85-65 BC. 6.21 g. Bearded and laureate head of Zeus right / ΣINΩΠ beneath eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, ETA monogram to left. SNG BM 1543.TextImage
SNG BMC 1548vPaphlagonia Sinope AE 18. 85-65 BC. Laureate head of Zeus / Eagle standing on thunderbolt, EA monogram in left field. Lindgren I 88; BMC 38; SNG Cop 303; SNG vA 6866.. TextImage
SNGCop 272Sinope, Paphlagonia AR Drachm, 18mm, 5.99 gr. ca. 475 BC. Head of eagle left / Two part incuse, dot at corner of each incuse. SNG Cop. 272; SNG Berry 899; Dewing 2128; RecGen 7.TextImage
SNGCop 298Sinope, Paphlagonia, AR Hemidrachm. 3rd c. BC. Turreted head of the nymph Sinope left / ΣI-NΩ, eagle standing facing, wings spread, with long, slender body; bunch of grapes to left; A to right. RecGen 44; SNG Cop. 298.TextImage
SNGCop 309vSimope, Paphlagonia. Circa 85-65 BC. AE 22mm. Aegis / Nike walking right. TextImage
SNGCop 312Simope, Paphlagonia. ca 120-100 BC. AE 16mm. Head of Nike right / ΣINΩ-ΠHΣ, quiver. SNG BMC Black Sea 1525. TextImage
SNGvA 221vSinope, Paphlagonia. AR Hemidrachm, 306-290 BC. 2,47 g. Head of the nymphe Sinope left. ΣINΩ, Prow left with star, apluster and TE monogram before. SNG v. Aul. 221/222 var.; SNG Cop. 291 ff. var.; Recueil 42; SG 3700.TextImage
SNGvA 226vSinope, Paphlagonien. 120-63 BC. 7.75 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΣINΩ-ΠHΣ, tripod. SNG von Aulock 226var. SNG Cop. 313 (described as Artemis).TextImage
SNGvA 228vSimope, Paphlagonia. Circa 85-65 BC. AE 31mm. Head of Athena right in helmet decorated with pegasos / Perseus standing, facing, holding harpa & head of Medusa, whose decapitated body lies at his feet. TextImage
SNGvA 6837Paphlagonia, Sinope AR Drachm. ca 425–410 BC. Head of eagle left, dolphin below / Two incuse squares placed diagonally, one containing the letter K. TextImage
SNGvA 6859Sinope, AR Didrachm, 8.16 gr, after 250 BC. ΣINOΠEΩN, Turreted head of Nymph Sinope left; countermark: radiate head of Helios facing / ΣINO B, Poseidon seated left on throne, holding dolphin and trident; countermark: laureate head of horned Poseidon left. SNG von Aulock 6859.TextImage
SNGvA 6861Paphlagonia, Sinope AR Tetradrachm. Third century BC. Turreted head of Tyche right / Apollo seated right on omphalos, holding lyre, A over M over T in right field. Gulbenkian 953. TextImage
Sear #3687Sinope, Paphlagonia, AR Drachm. 480-450 BC, Head of Eagle left, dolphin below. / Quadripartite incuse square, alternate depressions deeper and granulated, no pellets.
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Sear #3688Paphlagonia, Sinope AR Drachm. 480-450BC. Eagle's beak / incuse. TextObvRev
Sear #3692Sinope, Paphlagonia, AR Drachm. 415-365 BC, Head of Nymph Sinope left, hair in sphendone, wearing necklace and earring before apluster / Sea-eagle left, wings spread, standing on back of dolphin left.
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Sear #3694Sinope, Paphlagonia, AR Hemidrachm. c 400 BC. Head of Sinope facing left / ΣI-NΩ, eagle facing, small monogram at right. TextObvRev
Sear #3696Sinope, Paphlagonia, AR Drachm. c 4th century BC. Head of Sinope left, apluster before / Sea-eagle flying left, with dolphin in talons.
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Sear #3697Paphlagonia, Sinope AR Drachm. 4th century BC. Head of Nymph Sinope left, aplustre before / ΠOΛY, Sea-eagle left standing on back of dolphin. SINO below. TextImage
Sear #3700Sinope, Paphlagonia, AR Hemidrachm or Tetrobol. c 300 BC, Head of Sinope facing left / ΣINΩ, Prow left with star, apluster & monograms before.
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Sear #3704Sinope, Paphlagonia, AR Hemidrachm. 3rd century BC, Turreted Tyche left, hair in sphendone / Conventional representation of an eagle facing, head left, wings open, ΣINΩ in lower field. TextObv-Rev
Sear #3707Sinope, Paphlagonia, AE26. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΣINΩ-ΠHΣ, Perseus standing, holding severed head of Medusa, decapitated body of gorgon to right.
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Sear #3709Sinope, Paphlagonia, AE21. Facing gorgon at center of shield / ΣIN-ΩΠHΣ, Nike advancing right, AMTE monogram below. TextImage
Sear #3711Paphlagonia, Sinope AE18. Late 2nd Century BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΣINOΠH below eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, ΞA monogram to left.
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Sear #3713Simope, Paphlagonia. ca 120-100 BC. AE 17mm. Draped & winged bust of Perseus right / ΣINΩ-ΠHΣ, cornucopiae between two pilei of the Dioskouroi, each surmounted by a star. SNG Cop 306, SNGvA 231. TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2008Augustus & Agrippa AE18 of Sinope, Paphlagonia (listed, but probably from Bithynia, Apamea). IMP CAESAR DIVI F AVGVSTO COS VII, bare head of Augustus right / AGRIPPA COS III IM C DI F S C C R C CASSIVS C F IIVIR C I F C, bare head of Agrippa right. Cohen 11, RecGen 79 and SGI 159 corr [Sinope].TextImage
RPC 2112Augustus, AE22 of Sinope, Paphlagonia, 27 BC-14 AD. Dated CY 19 (28/7 BC). C F I SI AN XIX (AN ligate, all interspresed with dots), laureate female head right / Plow right; EX D D (dotted) above; all within palm wreath. RPC I 2112; RecGen 76a.TextImage
RPC 2114Augustus, AE14 of Sinope, Simope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 22 (25/4 BC). C I F AN XXII (AN ligate), bare head right / EX D D (dotted legend), filleted cornucopiae on globe. RPC I 2114; Imhoof-Blumer, KM 6; Weber 4833 (this coin).TextImage
RPC 2118Augustus, AE23 of Sinope, Simope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 36 (11/10 BC). C I [F] AN XXXVI (AN ligate), bare head right / EX D D (dots in legend), jugate heads of Caius and Lucius Caesars right. RPC I 2118; BMC 52; RecGen 85.TextImage
CALIGULA
RPC 2129Caligula, AE17 of Sinope, Paphlagonia, 37-41 AD. C CAE AVG GER EX D D, bare head right / C I F AB LXXXIII, two colonists plowing right. RPC 2129; RecGen 93.TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 2130Claudius, AE of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated year 86 = AD 40-41. 11.34 g. T CLAVDIVS CAES AVG C I F ANNO LXXXVI, laureate head right / MESSALINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Messalina right. RPC 2130 (this coin).TextImage
RPC 2134Claudius, AE27 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 100 (October AD 54). Laureate head of Claudius left / Head of Agrippina II left,wearing hair in long plait; date in legend. RPC I 2134; RecGen 95 corr. (date read as AD 55/6).TextImage
TITUS
RPC 716Titus, AE27 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 120 (74-75) T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS PONT TR P, laureate, draped bust right / C I F AN CXX, Isis standing left, holding sistrum and sceptre. RPC 716.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 715Domitian, AE Assarion of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 118 (AD 72-73). DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F COS IIII, laureate head right / CIF AN CXIIX, Female figure standing facing, head right, leaning on cippus and holding cornucopiae. RPC 715; RecGen 102.TextImage
RPC 723Domitian AE23 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated year 138 = AD 92-93. IMP CAES DOM AVG GERM, laureate head right / CIF AN CXXXIIX, Marsyas standing left, holding wine skin. RPC 723; RPC S2-II-723A (this coin).TextImage
RPC 725Domitian, AE19 of Sinope, Paphlogonia. 2.71 gr. 71-72 AD. DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F COS ITER, laureate head right / C I F AB CXIIX, female figure standing right, leaning on column and holding cornucopiae. RPC II 715; SGI 815.TextImage
HADRIAN
RecGen 107Hadrian, AE17 of Sinope, Paphlagonia, Dated year 168 of the local era = AD 123. IMP C TRAI HADRIANVS, laureate, draped bust right / C IF ANN CLXVIII, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield, small altar at foot right. RecGen 107; Paris M4716.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
RecGen 113AAntoninus Pius, AE26 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 204 (AD 159). 9.94 gr. IMP ANTONINO AVG P, laureate head right / C I F S AN CCIIII, bull's head on a human leg with a boot on the foot, garlanded altar to right. RecGen 113A.TextImage
Savoca ROM1984Antoninus Pius, AE26 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Uncertain date. IMP HAD ANTONINO AVG, laureate head right / C I F S AN C..., Hermes, naked, standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Savoca Num., item ROM1984. Apparently unpublished.TextImage
Schulten 372Antoninus Pius, AE. 12-08 gr. of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 185 = 140 AD. Laureate head right / CIF A-NN CL-XXXU, distyle shrine, with statue of Nemesis within, standing left, holding sceptre in left hand and neck of robe with right, wheel at foot. cf RecGen 127 (Julia Domna); Price-Trell 265 (same). Schulten 372.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Lowe 1501Marcus Aurelius, AE of Sinope, Paphlagonia. AD 138. AVR VERVS CAESAR, bare head right / C I F AN CL[XXXII or XXIII?], Asklepios standing front, leaning on serpent-entwined staff, looking right at a small figure (Telesphorus?) on a column or a herm to left. Lowe 1501. Unpublished reverse.TextImage
CARACALLA
Righetti-Sale 304Caracalla, AE32 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. 197-217 AD. 13.78 g. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CIF SINO-P – N CCLV (= Year 255of local era). Four-columned (tetrastyle) archway surmounted by three figures in long robes, left. Apparently unpublished. BMC-; Mionnet-; SNG Cop-; Isegrim-.TextImage
GETA
RecGen 135AGeta, AE27 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 252 (AD 207-208). P SEPTI GETAS C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / CIF SINOP AN N CCLII, Geta on horseback right, holding spear pointed at bound captive seated on ground below. RecGen 135A.TextImage
RecGen 137Geta, AE27 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 225 = AD 210. 14.04 gr. IMP C P SEPT GETA AVG, laureate, draped bust right / C I F GINOPE ANN CCLV (sic), draped bust of Serapis right, polos on head. RecGen 137; BMC 58; Burstein Coll. 546.TextImage
DIADUMENIAN
Megaw SIN1Diadumenian, AE23, Sinope, Paphlagonien. Dated CY 261 (=AD 217). DIADVMENIANVS CAES, bare head right / C I F SINOP CCLXI, Genius standing left, holding cornucopiae and resting left hand on column. Megaw SIN1, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
Megaw SIN4Diadumenian, AE30, Sinope, Paphlagonien. Dated CY 261 (AD 217). M OPEL DIADOYMENIANVS CAES, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / C I F SINOPN CCLXI, Serapis standing left, holding sceptre and raising right hand. Megaw SIN4, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
Burstein 547Maximinus I, AE22 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 305 (AD 235). 12.87 gr. IMP MAXIMINVS AVG, bare-headed (!), draped bust right / C R I F S AN CCCV, draped bust of Serapis left, polos on head. RecGen 154A var (Maximus); Lindgren I, A92A; ; Burstein Coll. 547.TextImage
MAXIMUS
Rec Gen 154Maximus, Caesar, AE of Sinope, Paphlagonia, 235 AD. 17,39 mm. MAXIMVS CAES, draped bust right / C R I F S ANN CCCV, Serapis, polos on head, standing left, holding transverse staff and raising right hand. RecGen 154.TextImage
RecGen 154B varMaximus, AE17 of Sinope, Paphlagonia, AD 235-238. Dated CY 305 (AD 235-236). MAXIMVS CAES, bare-headed, draped bust of Maximus right / C R I F S AN CCCV, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right. RecGen 154B var (rev. legend). Not in RecGen; SNG Cop; von Aulock; Hunter; SNG Leypold; BMC etc. Possibly unpublished.TextImage
GORDIAN_III
RecGen 164 varGordian AE28 of Sinope, Paphlagonia, 10.73g. IMP GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / C RIF S AN CCCXI, Dionysos, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Unpublished. Not in RecGen, SNG France VII, Regling etc. RecGen 164 var (this reverse for Valerian).TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
RecGen 162Trajan Decius. AE29 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated local year 319 = AD 249-250. 12.7gr. IMP TRAIAN DECIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / C R I F S - AN CCC to left and right, XIX below, distyle temple with curved architrave, Nemesis standing left within, holding sword in sheath (or cubit-rule) and globe; wheel at foot. RecGen 162; BMC 62.TextImage
GALLIENUS
RecGen 168 varGallienus, AE28 of Sinope, Paphlagonia. Dated CY 330 (AD 260-261). IMP C GALLIENV, radiate and draped bust left, seen from behind / C I F S ANN CCCXXX, Dionysus standing left, holding kantharus and thrysus; panther at foot left. RecGen 168 var. (bust right); Mionnet Suppl. 4, 185 var (bust type and obv. legend).TextImage

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