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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Cilicia| > SH91799
Persian Empire, Mazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361 - 334 B.C., Tarsos, Cilicia
Mazaios was the Persian satrap of Cilicia beginning about 361 B.C. and in about 345 B.C. he was also made satrap of Transeuphratesia (which included Syria and Judaea). In 331 B.C., Mazaios was defeated by Alexander the Great at the Battle of Gaugamela, after which he fled to Babylon. Later that year Mazaios surrendered Babylon, the capital of the Persian Empire, to Alexander. For surrendering without a fight, Alexander appointed Mazaios governor of Babylon. He died in 328 B.C.
SH91799. Silver stater, cf. SNG BnF 433 (eagle tipped scepter?, Aramaic letter mem under throne), SNG Levante 186 var. (T below throne), SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG Delepierre -, VF, a little off center, die wear, Tarsos (Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey) mint, weight 10.686g, maximum diameter 23.6mm, die axis 180o, 361 - 334 B.C.; obverse Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, lotus tipped scepter in right hand, thymiaterion (incense burner) left, BLTRZ (=Baaltarz) in Aramaic behind, A(?) below throne; reverse lion advancing left, MZDY (=Mazdai) in Aramaic above; SOLD


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