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Greek silver stater of Tarsos (Cilicia) GREEK SILVER STATER OF TARSOS (CILICIA)

Cilicia, Tarsos. Datames, Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia. 384-361/0 BC
Diameter: 22 mm.

Obverse: "BALTRZ" (= Baaltars) in Aramaic to left, Baaltars seated right, torso facing, holding eagle-tipped sceptre in right hand, grain ear and grape-bunch in left; thymiaterion to right; all within crenellated wall

Reverse: "TDNM" ( = Datames) in Aramaic in the center, Ana, nude, facing Datames; both have their right arms raised; between them, thymiaterion; all within pelleted square border within linear border.

Very fine condition.

Ex American private collection.

Reference: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Sammlung Hans Von Aulock. Berlin. 1957-1968. No. 5943.


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