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Kelenderis, Cilicia, 425 - 400 B.C.
Kelenderis was a port town, one of the oldest in Cilicia, described in Hellenistic and Roman sources as a small, but strong castle. The rider on the obverse may be Castor, who was not only a horse trainer but also the protector of sailors, an appropriate type for a port town.
SH14733. Silver stater, cf. BMC Lycaonia 11, SNG Levante -, SNGvA, SNG Cop (retrograde not listed in references), VF, Kelenderis (Aydincik, Turkey) mint, weight 10.803g, maximum diameter 21.2mm, die axis 90o
, 450 - 400 B.C.; obverse nude horseman facing sidesaddle on horse rearing left, whip in left, dot border and exergual line; reverse KEΛEN (retrograde), goat kneeling right, looking back, collar of dots, exergue line of dots above thin sold line; nicely toned with a little gold and red; very rare variety
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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