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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 314. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsos. Pharnabazos, Satrap of Hellespontine Phrygia. 413-387 BC. AR Stater (10.91 gm). Struck 379-374 BC. 'BLTRZ' in Aramaic right, Baaltars seated left, holding lotus tipped sceptre in right hand / 'FRNBZW' in Aramaic left, 'HLK' in Aramaic right, bearded and helmeted male head (Ares?) left. SNG Levante 72 (this coin); SNG France 251; BMC Lycaonia pg. 165, 21; SNG Copenhagen Supp. 609; SNG von Aulock 5927. Toned EF. ($1000)

(For a discussion of the career of Pharnabazos, see lot 313 above.)