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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 320. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $3800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsos. Datames, Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia. 384-362 BC. AR Stater (10.51 gm). Struck 378-372 BC. 'BLTRZ' in Aramaic left, Baaltars seated right, torso facing, holding grain ear and grape-bunch in left hand, eagle-tipped sceptre in right arm; thymiaterion to right; all within crenellated wall / 'TRDMW' in Aramaic, Ana, nude, facing Datames; both have their right arms raised; between them, thymiaterion; all within square dotted border within linear border. SNG Levante 83; SNG France 292 (same obverse die); BMC Lycaonia pg. 168, 35; SNG Copenhagen 300; SNG von Aulock 5943. Toned EF. [See color enlargement on plate 6] ($1000)

From the Bellaria Collection.

(For a discussion of the career of Datames, see lot 318 above.)