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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 321. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsos. Datames, Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia. 384-362 BC. AR Stater (10.87 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 right, Ana, nude, facing Datames; both have their right arms raised; between them, thymiaterion; all within square dotteed border within linear border. SNG Levante 84=SNG von Aulock 5945 (this coin); SNG France 290 var. (reverse legend down center); BMC Lycaonia pg. 168, 35 var. (same); SNG Copenhagen 300 var. (same). Toned EF. ($1000)

Ex von Aulock Collection, 5945.

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