Situated between Seriphos to the north and Melos to the south, it was colonized by Ionians from Athens who named it after the founder, Siphnos. Gold and silver mines in the area quickly led to prosperity. The town struck silver and bronze coins from the 4th to 2nd century BC and then a few provincial coins in the time from Septimius Severus to Gordian III.
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|BMC 1||Siphnos, Cycladen, AR stater. 11.94 g. ca 520 BC. Eagle flying right. / Incuse square divided into seven triangular sections. BMC 1; Traité II-1, 1940.||Text||Image|
|Mionnet 126||Siphnos, Cycladen AE24. Veiled head of Hera right / ΣI-ΦN, eight-branched palm bearing two bunches of dates, EP-A across fields.||Text||Image|
|Müller coll. 302||Siphnos, Cycladen, AE16. 1.18 g. 3-2nd century BC. Female head right. / CIΦ, eagle standing right on a cippus, wings closed, crescent in upper left field. Roland Müller collection 302.||Text||Image|
|SNG Cop 747||Siphnos, Cycladen, AR drachm or tetrobol. 13 mm, 3.54 g. 4th century BC. Head of Apollo right, hair bound in a taenia. / Σ-I-Φ retrograde and anti-clockwise from lower right, eagle flying right, leaf or barley corn in upper right field, all within shallow incuse. SNG Cop 747; Hoover HGC 702; BMC 5; Philipsen 1600-1601 (this coin); Mionnet II, 88 ("dove").||Text||Image|
|SNG Cop 748||Siphnos, Cycladen, AE17, 3.72 g. Late 4th century BC. Female head right (Artemis?). / ΣI-Φ across lower fields, eagle front, head left, wings spread, serpent in beak. SNG Cop 748; BMC 8-10; Pozzi (Boutin) 4588; Hoover HGC 706; Mionnet II, 125 ("dove") and Supp. IV, 271 ("eagle").||Text||Image|
|SNG Cop 752||Siphnos, Cycladen, AE16. 3.48 g. 4th century BC. EΠI HΡO (retrograde), helmeted head of Athena right. / CIΦNIωN, eagle standing right, head low to the ground. SNG Cop 752; BMC 11; Mionnet II, 129 ("dove").||Text||Image|
|Weber 4715||Siphnos, Cycladen, AE16. 4.90 g. 4th century BC. Diademed female head right. / ΣIΦ, eagle flying right. Weber 4715 (this coin).||Text||Image|
|See also:||Search for Cyclades, Siphnos at CoinArchives.com|
|Entry for Cyclades, Siphnos on the Digital Historia Numorum|