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GREEK, Cilicia, Kelenderis, Stater c. 425 - 350 B.C.
Silver stater, SNG Levante 23 (same dies); SNG Cop 83 (same dies); SNGvA 5631 (same dies); BMC Lycaonia p. 54, 20 ff. var. (no dolphin); SNG BnF 66 var. (same), VF, superb style, well centered, light toning, 10.685g, 20.9mm, 270o, Kelenderis mint, c. 425 - 350 B.C.; obverse nude horseman facing sidesaddle on horse rearing right, whip in right; reverse KELEN, goat kneeling right, looking back, dolphin right in exergue.

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.

*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.
From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Jay GT4  [Nov 17, 2016 at 02:56 AM]
Dynamic coin!
Sam  [Nov 19, 2016 at 06:41 PM]
Thank you Jay , honestly I posted the coin at the superb and masterpiece section. I do not know how it ended up here at the best of type . I could have accidentally posted here or the admin , kindly upgraded the coin here ?