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591474
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1474. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsos. Datames, Satrap. 378-372 BC. AR Stater (10.94 gm). 'BLTRZ' in Aramaic left. Baaltars seated right, torso facing; holding grain ear and grape-bunch in right hand, eagle-tipped sceptre in left arm; thymiaterion to right; all within crenelated wall / 'ANA' in Aramaic left, 'TRDMW' in Aramaic in the center, Ana, nude, facing Datames; both have their right arms raised; between them, thymiaterion; all within square square border within linear border. SNG von Aulock 5948; SNG Levante 83 var. (no inscription for Ana); SNG France 2, 298 var. (eagle under throne). Lightly toned EF. Rare variety with both Ana's and Datames' names spelled out on the reverse. ($1000)