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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 303. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Mallos. Balakros, Satrap of Cilicia. 333-323 BC. AR Stater (10.82 gm). Baaltars seated left, holding lotus-tipped sceptre in right hand; grain ear and grape-bunch in left field, B right, M under throne / Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested helmet and necklace. SNG Levante 170 (this coin); SNG France 413; BMC Lycaonia pg. 174, 69; cf. SNG Copenhagen 323; SNG von Aulock 5721 var. (no B). Attractively toned, good VF. ($1000)

(For a discussion of the career of Balakros, see lot 327 below)