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Kelenderis, Cilicia, c. 425 - 350 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.
SH70330. 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
, Kelenderis (Aydincik, Turkey) mint, weight
10.685g, maximum diameter
20.9mm, die axis
, c. 425 - 350 B.C.; obverse
nude horseman facing sidesaddle on horse rearing right, whip in right; reverse
KEΛEN, goat kneeling right, looking back, dolphin
right in exergue
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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