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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 324. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia. 361-334 BC. AR Stater (10.59 gm). 'BLTRZ' in Aramaic right, Baaltars seated left, holding grapes and grain ear in right hand, sceptre in left; facing lion's head under throne / Lion bringing down stag to the left; 'MZDI' in Aramaic above; 'M' in Aramaic below; all within incuse square with dotted border. SNG Levante 108 (this coin); SNG France 328; BMC Lycaonia pg. 169, 41 var. (symbol under throne); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 5953 (monogram instead of lion's head). Attractively toned, good VF. ($1000)

Ex A. Hess 254 (25-26 October 1983), 221.

(For a discussion of the career of Mazaios, see lot 322 above.)