CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia.
|Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 325. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004.
Sold For $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
361-334 BC. AR Stater (10.77 gm). 'BLTRZ' in Aramaic right, Baaltars seated left, holding grain ear and grape-bunch in left hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; small ram's head right under throne / 'MZDI' in Aramaic above, lion bringing down stag to the left; 'M' in Aramaic below. SNG Levante 109=Weber 7633 (this coin); SNG France 320; BMC Lycaonia pg. 170, 45; SNG Copenhagen 305 var. (letter under throne); SNG von Aulock -. Beautifully toned EF. ($1500)Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection, Part 3 (Sotheby's, 9 June 1983), lot 133; Sir Hermann Weber Collection, 7633; Naville IV (17 June 1922), lot 949.
(For a discussion of the career of Mazaios, see lot 322 above.