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Greek: Cilicia-Tarsos


Cilicia-Tarsos, AR Stater, 361/360-334 BC, Mazaios as Satrap
Aramaic legend
Baaltars seated left, head facing, holding in outstretched right hand eagle, grain-ear and grape-bunch, scepter in left, Aramaic letters in left field and below throne
Aramaic legend
Lion bringing down bull to left
23mm x 24mm, 10.88g
SNG BN 332; SNG Levante 103; SNG von Aulock 5958


Cilicia-Tarsos, AR Stater, 361/360-334 BC, Mazaios as Satrap
B'LTRZ (Aramaic)
Baaltars seated left, head facing, holding in outstretched right hand eagle, grain-ear and grape-bunch, scepter in left, TN (Aramaic) in left field, M (Aramaic) below throne
MZDI (Aramaic)
Lion left, attacking bull left, ankh below
23mm x 24mm, 11.08g
SNG Levante 106 (same dies)
Ex Mark Drazak Collection


Cilicia-Tarsos, AR Stater, 361/360-334 BC, Mazaios as Satrap
B'LTRZ (Aramaic)
Baaltars seated left, head facing, holding in outstretched right hand eagle, grain-ear and grape-bunch, scepter in left, TN (Aramaic) in left field, M (Aramaic) below throne
MZDI (Aramaic)
Lion left, attacking bull left
23mm x 24mm, 10.25g
Casabonne series 2C; SNG BN 335; SNG Levante Supp. 20.


Cilicia-Tarsos, AR 3/4 Obol, 4th Century BC
(No legend)
Baal seated left, corn ear and bunch of grapes in right hand, scepter in left
(No legend)
Forepart of wolf right, crescent moon with horns down in left field
8mm x 11mm, 0.70g
Sear GCV 5660

Note: Obverse struck from either a completely worn out die or the die became filled with metal as only the outline of Baal is visible.


Hellenic Kingdoms and City States, Cilicia-Tarsos, AR 3/4 Obol, 4th Century BC
(No legend)
Baal seated left, corn ear and bunch of grapes in right hand, scepter in left
(No legend)
Forepart of wolf right, crescent moon with horns down in left field
9mm x 11mm, 0.69g
Sear GCV 5660; SNG Levante 223


Cilicia-Tarsos, AR Hemiobol, 4th Century BC
(No legend)
Baal seated left, corn ear and bunch of grapes in right hand, scepter in left
(No legend)
Forepart of wolf right, crescent moon with horns up in left field
9mm x 10mm, 0.36g
cf. Sear GCV 5660


Cilicia-Tarsos?, AR Hemiobol?, 4th Century BC?
(No legend)
Full figure of wolf seated right
(No legend)
Forepart of wolf right, crescent moon with horns down in left field
8mm x 11mm, 0.39g

Note: Sear GCV does not list any examples from Tarsos with a wolf on both sides of the coin, but the side with the forepart of a wolf is the same style as other example from Tarsos I have had. Appears to have been clipped in antiquity, based on the arc of the pellets.


Greek, Cilicia-Tarsos, AR Drachm, Before 164 BC
(No legend)
Turreted head of Tyche right within fillet border
TAPΣEΩN
Sandan standing right on back of horned, winged animal standing right; two monograms in outer left field mostly off flan
15mm x 16mm, 3.92g
BMC 94; SNG France 2 --; SNG Levante --
Ex David Cannon Collection

Note: Rainbow toning. Very rare type and desirable non-Hellenistic reverse taken from the Hittite culture.


Greek, Cilicia-Tarsos, Semi-Autonomous Issue, AE21, 1st Century BC
(No legend)
Turreted, veiled, draped bust of Tyche right
M / ΔH | TAPΣEΩN
Pyre of Sandan in the form of a pyramidal structure, containing figure of Sandan on lion, surmounting garlanded square basis, eagle perched on apex
20mm x 21mm, 7.37g
Sear GCV 5672
Ex David Cannon Collection