Mazaios Satrap of Cilicia AR Stater, Walls of Jerusalem NGC Encapsulated, 361 - 328 B.C.E.

Ancient Coins - Mazaios Satrap of Cilicia AR Stater, "Walls of Jerusalem" NGC Encapsulated, 361 - 328 B.C.E.
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MAZAIOS SATRAP OF CILICIA TARSOS, STATER WITH CITY WALLS

 

Hendin GBC4 450, SNG Levante 114v, NGC XF, 5/5, 3/5, toned, 10.90 grams, Stuck Circa. 361 - 334 B.C.E.

 

Obverse: Baaltars seated to left, holding eagle-tipped scepter with his right hand, to left, grain ear and grape bunch, letter AYIN above arm, Ba'altarz in Aramaic behind

Reverse: Two rows of turreted city walls with lion attacking bull above, Mazaios who is over Eber Nahara (beyond the river) and Cilicia around

 

Price reduced by consignor!

 

An excellent specimen, some light surface corrosion on Baaltars side lowers the surface score, but the all important city wall side is beautifully toned, well struck and as CHOICE as we have seen! Rare control symbol "Ayin" above arm.

 
Ex: Z. Freed Collection, New York.
 
This coin was minted by Mazaios who was Satrap over Cilicia and the western territory of the Persians past the Euphrates On the coin the legend he uses, repeats the Biblical phrase "Ebra Nahara", meaning that he rules on "the other side of the river", which in Biblical terms means Judaea.
 
Thus notes David Hendin in Guide to Biblical Coins, that the wall depicted, as referred to in the legend, would be the walls of early second Temple Jerusalem, as built by Nehemiah.
 
A FASCINATING coin and much rarer than the typical lion/bull issues of Mazaios.
 
 


 

Ancient Coins - Mazaios Satrap of Cilicia AR Stater,
Ancient Coins - Mazaios Satrap of Cilicia AR Stater,
Ancient Coins - Mazaios Satrap of Cilicia AR Stater,
Ancient Coins - Mazaios Satrap of Cilicia AR Stater,
Price SKU: cns100zfr
US$ 1,645.00
  • € 1,494.65
  • £ 1,281.78
  • AUD 2,410.42
  • CHF 1,628.22
  • CAD 2,180.94

Rates for: 11/13/19

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