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Sinope (AD 198-209) AE 27 – Geta644 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE27 (15.08g), dated CY 252 (207/8 AD). 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. VF, brown surfaces, a little rough. Apparently unpublished. Wagner Coll.

This coin proves that Geta joined his father and elder brother in the rather prolific coinage issues of Sinope’s civic years 252 and 253. The reverse type is something of a mystery. The bound captive is wearing a crested Phrygian style helmet and must represent an eastern foe. Yet Severus’ Persian campaigns had wrapped up around AD 199, and the last coinage issues commemorating the wars appeared around 202-203. There followed several years of relative peace, only broken in 208 by the plans to expand the conquest of Britain. There seems to be no event that can be tied to this militant type.
Sinope (BC 330-320) Drachm557 viewsca 330-300 BC. AR Drachm (4.93g). Head of Nymph left / Eagle on dolphin, ΣΙΝΩ below, ΔΙΟ... (magistrate) above. VF
Amastris (BC 285-250) Didrachm 447 viewsca 285-250 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 9.53g, 11h). Head of Mithras right, wearing Persian mitra adorned with laurel wreath and star below / Aphrodite seated left, holding Nike, who crowns her with wreath, in extended right hand, left arm cradling lotus-tipped scepter and resting on throne; rose bud to left, AMAΣTPIEΩN to right. Near EF, toned. Exceptional for issue. Ex CNG 78 (5/2008), lot 751; Sunrise Coll. (Triton X, 1/2007), lot 263; Schonwalter Coll. (Triton V, 1/2002), lot 1400; Coin Galleries (8/1978), lot 282; Coin Galleries (4/1961), lot 132; Ars Classica 14 (7/1929), lot 298.
Amastris (BC 285-250) Didrachm 588 viewsca 285-250 BC. AR Stater (24mm, 9.56g, 12h). Head of Mithras right, wearing Persian mitra adorned with laurel wreath and star above / Aphrodite seated left, holding Nike, who crowns her with wreath, in extended right hand, left arm resting on throne; rose to left, lotus-tipped scepter behind throne, monogram below. Near EF. Ex Nomos FPL (early 2011), 65; Gallice Coll. (E. Bourgey, 12/1932), 203; Burel Coll. (Feuardent Frères, 6/1913), 254.
Sinope (BC 520-480) Drachm765 viewsca 490-425 BC. AR Drachm (6.07g, 16mm). Head of sea eagle left, dolphin left below / Quadripartite pattern, opposite quadrants incuse and granulated. EF, well centered and exceptional for this issue. Virtually unimprovavble and perhaps the finest known of the type.
Sinope (BC 330-320) Drachm253 viewsca 330-300 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.96g). Ikesios, magistrate. Head of a nymph left, hair in a saccos; aplustre before / Sea eagle on dolphin; IKEΣ[I] between wing and tail. Good VF, lightly toned.
(BC 130) Pylaimenes - AE 17844 viewsPylaimenes, ca 130 BC. AE17 (3.80g). Facing bull head / [ΒΑ]ΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΥΛΑΙΜΕΝΟΥ [Ε]ΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ, winged kerykeion. Nearly extremely fine.
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla154 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (14.12g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bustleft, holding spear and shield with gorgoneion / Bull right, head facing; behind, two signa with bucrania. VF, green and brown patina, roughness.

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Sinope (BC 375-362) Obol - Datames48 viewsDatames, ca 370-360 BC. AR Obol (0.67g, 9mm). Head of nymph Sinope right, hair in sphendone / ΔΑTA, dolphin left. VF. Rare.Aug 30, 2016
Amastris (AD 138-192) AE 2165 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE21 (6.63g, 6h). OMHPOC, draped bust of Homer right, wearing taenea / Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right. Good VF, green patina. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
Amastris (AD 138-161) AE 27 - Antoninus Pius64 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE27 (12.19g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Pius right / M AVPHΛION KAICAPA AMACTPIANOI, Marcus, wearing military attire and holding two spears, on horse rearing right. Good VF, brown and green patina. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
Sinope (BC 375-362) Obol - Datames110 viewsTarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Sinope mint. AR Obol (0.74g, 10mm). Female head right, hair in sakkos / Fish right, ΔATA beneath. gVF. Rare.Aug 14, 2015
Sinope (BC 46-45) AE 2589 viewsSulpicius Rufus, 46/45 BC. AE25 (21.51g). COLON FEL SIN P SULP, head Tyche wearing turreted headdress / DIC Q F RVF PROCOS PONTIFE, sacrificial implements. Rare. Dark green patina, VF.Aug 01, 2015
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla76 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28.5 (14.85g). Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears, poppy, and torch. Apparently unpublished. Lovely brwon-reddish patina. Minor deposits on reverse; otherwise Extremely Fine.Jun 09, 2015
Amastris (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla81 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (13.50g, 7h). ANTΩNINO-C AVΓOVC[T]OC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / AM[A]-CTPIC, Tyche seated right, holding scepter and statue(?). VF, dark green patina. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
Sinope (AD 41-54) AE 28 - Claudius93 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE28 (11.38g, 6h). TI • CLAVDIVS • CAESAR, laureate head of Claudius right / C • I • [F], draped bust of Dionysus left, wearing ivy wreath. VF, reddish-brown and green patina. An extremely rare and only recently confirmed type. From a Hungarian Collection formed primarily in the 1930s.

First published by Waddington (RG) without an illustration in 1925, Banti and Simonetti included it in their corpus based solely on Waddington’s description. This coin finally provides confirmation of this exceptionally rare Dionysus type.
Jun 04, 2015