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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Cilicia| > GS89703
Persian Empire, Mazaeus, Satrap of Cilicia, c. 361 - 334 B.C., Tarsos, Cilicia
Mazaeus was a Persian noble and satrap of Cilicia and later satrap of Babylon for the Achaemenid Empire, a satrapy which he retained under Alexander the Great. The daughter of the Persian king Darius III, Stateira II, was originally betrothed to him, but he died before they could be married. She was eventually married to Alexander.
GS89703. Silver obol, Casabonne series 5, group C; SNG Levante 191 (Myriandros); SNG BnF 435 (Myriandros); Gktrk -, VF, light toning, light marks and some porosity, tight flan, Tarsos (Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey) mint, weight 0.896g, maximum diameter 11.5mm, die axis 180o, 361 - 334 B.C.; obverse Baaltars seated left on throne without back, lotus-tipped scepter in right hand, shoulders and chest bare, chlamys around hips and legs and over left arm, right leg forward; reverse lion advancing right, star above, large crescent below; ex Beast Coins; rare; SOLD




  







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