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ID:     720829
Type:     Greek
Region:     CILICIA
City:     Soloi
Issuer:     Uncertain satrap
Date Ruled:     Circa 380-333 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Weight:     9.85 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Bearded head of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck
Reverse Legend:     Σ−Ο−Λ−Ι−Κ−Ο−Ν
Reverse Description:     Head of satrap right, wearing Persian headdress; Σ−Ο−Λ−Ι−Κ−Ο−Ν faintly visible around
Primary Reference:     SNG France 160 (same obv. die)
Reference2:     SNG Levante 50
Reference3:     Winzer 10.5
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, toned, some roughness and a couple die breaks on obverse.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 829 Winzer's attribution to Tiribazos is based on the similarity of this coin's portrait to others bearing that satrap's name. However, as the date of this issue, 380-333 BC, falls after the conclusion of Tiribazos' tenure as satrap in 385 BC, it is difficult to assign this issue to him. Winzer's own conclusion about the satrapal portrait on his 10.4, which he calls an "idealisiertes Satrapenportrait," further undercuts the attribution to Tiribazos. Given the dating of this issue it is possible that the portrait is of Autophradates, or perhaps an idealized portrait of the great king himself in satrapal garb (cf. the Alexander Mosaic from Herculaneum).