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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing
Reference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Issue Second group

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
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Mat  [Oct 22, 2017 at 02:22 PM]
Wow, this is something. Very nice!
Canaan  [Oct 23, 2017 at 03:53 PM]
great
EB  [Oct 23, 2017 at 06:35 PM]
Excellent!
Steve P  [Oct 25, 2017 at 08:48 PM]
Gorgeous example, my cool coin-friend
David Atherton  [Oct 28, 2017 at 08:26 AM]
Tremendous piece! Wow.
Canaan  [Oct 31, 2017 at 05:34 AM]
The best Hadrian i have ever seen!!!
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