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Triton XXI, Lot: 513. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $6250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsos. Circa 440-420 BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 10.55 g, 1h). Bellerophon riding Pegasos left, preparing to hurl spear at chimaera, lunging upward at him, below / Nergal standing left, holding ax in right hand, left hand raised with open palm facing upward; NRGL TRZ (in Aramaic = “Nergal of Tarsos”) across upper field, grain ear to left, small tree to right; all in dotted square within incuse square. Casabonne Group A, Type A2; Mildenberg, Nergal, pl. 28, 5 = NAC 25, lot 201 = NAC 10, lot 253 (same obv. die); Baldwin’s 37, lot 724 = Brindley Collection 213 = Lanz 48, lot 363 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, struck with worn reverse die. Extremely rare, the third known.