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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Cilicia| > SH56328
Persian Empire, Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia & Cappadocia, c. 384 - 362 B.C., Tarsus, Cilicia
Datames' enemies in Artaxerxes' court accused him, perhaps falsely, of intending to revolt against the Great King. Secretly warned, he then did, in fact, revolt, c. 370 B.C. The revolt appeared to be leading to a breakup of the entire western half of the empire into autonomous states. His own son's desertion to Artaxerxes was, however, the beginning of the end, which came when Datames was assassinated, c. 362 B.C.
SH56328. Silver stater, Moysey, Type 5, pl. 4, 40; SNG BnF 291; SNGvA 5943; SNG Cop 300, gVF, Tarsos (Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey) mint, weight 10.350g, maximum diameter 23.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 370 B.C.; obverse Aramaic: BALTRZ (Baal of Tarsos), Baaltars seated right, torso facing, eagle-tipped scepter in left, head of grain and bunch of grapes in right, to right thymiaterion, turreted city wall around; reverse on left, god Ana, nude standing right, pointing at Datames, who stands left in Greek attire, making submissive gesture, Aramaic: TRKMW (Tarkumuwa) and thymiaterion in center; all within a rectangular temple; SOLD

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