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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 796. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Tetradrachm (12.45 gm). AUT KAI QE TRA PAR UI QE NER UI TRAI ADRIANOC CE PP, laureate and draped bust left / ADRIANWN TARCEWN MHTROPOLEWC, decastyle temple, the pediment with a wreath and entablature marked KOINOC KILIKIAC. SNG Levante -; SNG France -; BMC Lycaonia -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; Prieur 774A (this coin). Toned EF, light porosity on the high points. The sole published example, as well as the sole architectural type on a Tarsus silver coin. ($4000)

Ex M. Burstein Collection, (Peus 366, 25 October 2000), lot 998; Giessener Münzhandlung 64 (11 October 1993), lot 441.