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ID:     73000411
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     CILICIA
City:     Uncertain Cilician Mint
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Obol
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 4th century
Weight:     0.82 g
Die Axis:     9 h
Obverse Description:     Wreathed head of female facing slightly left
Reverse Description:     Persian king, holding knife, bow and quiver on back, fighting griffin
Primary Reference:     CNG 70, lot 362, otherwise unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=90895
Grade:     Near EF, lightly toned
Notes:     Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 411 Extremely rare, this and the following lot are the second and third known. Note that on the reverse of this coin, the king is fighting a griffin rather than the usual winged lion. While the king-lion type is known on a few rare issues of Cilicia, it is commonly found on the early coinages of Phoenicia. The king-griffin type, however, is apparently unknown as a coin-type.