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89001257
Triton XV, Lot: 1257. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames). Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.56 g, 6h). Struck circa 375 BC. Baaltars seated right, torso facing, cradling eagle-tipped scepter in right arm, holding grain ear and grape-bunch in extended left hand; ‘Baaltars’ in Aramaic to left, thymiaterion to right, astragalos below throne; all within crenelated wall / Satrap, wearing Persian dress, seated right, inspecting arrow held in both hands; ‘Tarkumuwa’ in Aramaic to left, winged solar disk to upper right, bow to lower right. Casabonne type 2; Moysey issue 6; SNG France 288; SNG Levante 88; SNG von Aulock 5951–2. EF, darkly toned, a little die wear on obverse. Exceptional style.