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Kelenderis, Cilicia, c. 410 - 375 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.
GS86211. Silver stater
, Casabonne type
4; BMC Cilicia
p. 55, 25 & pl. X, 3; cf. SNG BnF
75 (KEΛEN); Celenderis
Hoard-; SNG Levante
-; SNG Cop
-, aEF, attractive style
, centered on a tight flan
, die wear and minor die cracks, marks, Kelenderis (Aydincik, Turkey) mint, weight
10.800g, maximum diameter
21.6mm, die axis
, c. 410 - 375 B.C.; obverse
young man riding sideways on horse galloping right, preparing to dismount(?), nude, whip in right hand, bridle in left hand; reverse
goat crouching left on dotted exergue
turned looking back right, KEΛ[E?] above; very rare late issue with rider right and goat left
Catalog current as of Thursday, April 25, 2019.
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