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ID:     720827
Type:     Greek
Region:     CILICIA
City:     Mallus
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tritartemorion
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 425-385
Weight:     0.23 g
Die Axis:     10 h
Obverse Description:     Facing head of Silenos
Reverse Legend:     MA
Reverse Description:     Dove standing right within pelleted border in incuse square
Primary Reference:     SNG France -
Reference2:     cf. SNG Levante 145
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, minor porosity
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 827 Apparently unpublished. A swan is the typical bird on the reverse of the early series at Mallos. The obverse on our specimen is nearly identical to the Levante coin, as is the pelleted border on the reverse and the overall style. It is possible, therefore, that the swan was incorrectly engraved on our piece.