Cilicia, Tarsus. Satrap Datames, 378 to 372 BC. Silver stater.

Ancient Coins - Cilicia, Tarsus. Satrap Datames, 378 to 372 BC. Silver stater.
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Denomination : Silver stater.

Reference : Sear-5645 variety, BMC-32.

Size : 23.0 x 23.5 mm.  Weight : 10.52 grams.

Grade : gVF to aXF, attractive old hoard toning with minor lighter dirt still encrusting in the devices.  A very attractive coin in the hand, in no need of being cleaned in spite of being in original hoard condition.

Obverse : Baal enthroned right, holding a cluster of grapes with a thymiaterion above his arm, with an Aramaic inscription reading "Baal Tars" behind, all within a gear like circle probably representing the battlements on a city wall.  There is a small figure of a standing lion below the throne. 

Reverse : Datames seated right, holding an arrow, with a bow below his hand, and a winged solar symbol above, with an Aramaic legend naming "TADNMU" behind.

 I have not yet found another example that has been offered with the lion symbol below the throne on the obverse.

Provenance : ex Darcy Phalen collection.

Price SKU: vcoin4712
US$ 1,250.00
  • € 1,021.41
  • £ 895.16
  • AUD 1,635.28
  • CHF 1,219.66
  • CAD 1,598.40

Rates for: 04/23/18

Ships from: Canada
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