Coins from Paphlagonia
Paphlagonia was a rugged mountainous area on the Black Sea coast of north central Anatolia, between Bithynia to the west and Pontus to the east.

After the death of Alexander the Great, it was assigned, together with Cappadocia and Mysia, to Eumenes.

However, it continued to be governed by native princes until it was absorbed by Pontus. It was not until 183 B.C. that Pharnaces took Sinope under their control. From that time, the whole province was incorporated into the kingdom of Pontus until the fall of Mithridates to Rome in 65 B.C.
(1) Sinope
An AR Drachm struck 490-425 BC in Sinope
Obverse: stylized head of eagle left

Reverse: quadripartite incuse square with two opposing quarters filled, the others stippled

Diameter: 15 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.7 g
No notes for this coin
SNG BM Black Sea 1359-63; HGC 7, 384.
(2) Sinope
An AR Drachm struck c. 330-300 BC in Sinope
Obverse: Nymph

Reverse: Eagle with dolphin

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.1 g
No notes for this coin
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