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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 399. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $3100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Soloi. Uncertain satrap. Circa 380-333 BC. AR Stater (10.14 g, 12h). Bearded head of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck / Head of satrap right, wearing Persian headdress. SNG France 163 var. (with ethnic); SNG Levante 153 corr. (Mallos; same obv. die). Near EF, minor die break on obverse. Well centered strike.

For the attribution to Soloi, see CNG 69, lot 830, a similar coin from the same obverse die, with the ethnic of Soloi faintly visible on the reverse.