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Laranda, Lycaonia, 4th Century B.C.
Göktürk identifies this type as issued by Laranda, Lycaonia, which issued coins with the same types. Most references attribute the type to an uncertain city in Cilicia and some to Tarsos. Laranda was destroyed by Perdiccas in about 322 B.C. and later became a seat of Isaurian pirates. This type was minted with a progression of reverses, first with an incuse square, then a square border of dots, and finally with a circle of dots. The original archaic punch reverse gradually evolved into a regular die, nearly identical to an obverse die. This variant is from near the beginning of that evolution.
GS89572. Silver obol, Göktürk 57, SNG BnF 449 (uncertain Cilicia), SNG Levante 223 (uncertain Cilicia), VF, toned, tight flan, Laranda (Karaman, Turkey) or uncertain Cilician mint, weight 0.654g, maximum diameter 9.9mm, die axis 90o
, 4th century B.C.; obverse Baal seated left on backless throne, grain ear and bunch of grapes in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; reverse forepart of wolf right, crescent horns downward above, within square dotted boarder in incuse square punch; ex Sayles & Lavender; SOLD
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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