TARSUS in CILICIA 370 BC Satrap Tarkumuwa (Datames) - NGC AU

Ancient Coins - TARSUS in CILICIA 370 BC Satrap Tarkumuwa (Datames)  - NGC AU
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Greek city of Tarsos in Cilicia
Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 B.C.
Silver Stater 22mm (10.50 grams) Struck circa 370 B.C.
Reference: SNG France 286-288. SNG Levante 88. SNG von Aulock 5952.
Certification: NGC Ancients AU  Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5 4529310-003
B’LTRZ Baaltars seated to right on throne, holding bunch of grapes and grain ear in his left hand and scepter in his right; in field to right, thymiaterion; under throne, bucranium.
TRDMW Tarkumuwa seated to right, in full Persian garb, measuring arrow held in his left hand; on the lower right, bow; in field in upper right, winged solar disk. 
From the Stoecklin Collection, bought privately from W. Niggeler in Baden.
 

The first city of Cilicia and capital of the native rulers down to circa 400 B.C., Tarsus was situated in the fertile eastern plain on the river Kydnos, about 12 miles from the sea. In the 4th century, until the arrival of Alexander in 333 B.C., Tarsus was the chief mint of the Persian satraps. Eventually, in the 1st century B.C., it became the capital of the Roman province of Cilicia.

 

Ancient Coins - TARSUS in CILICIA 370 BC Satrap Tarkumuwa (Datames)  - NGC AU
Ancient Coins - TARSUS in CILICIA 370 BC Satrap Tarkumuwa (Datames)  - NGC AU
Ancient Coins - TARSUS in CILICIA 370 BC Satrap Tarkumuwa (Datames)  - NGC AU
Ancient Coins - TARSUS in CILICIA 370 BC Satrap Tarkumuwa (Datames)  - NGC AU
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