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Superb Balakros Stater

Triton XXII, Lot: 279. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $9500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Soloi. Balakros. Satrap of Cilicia, 333-323 BC. AR Stater (24mm, 10.86 g, 8h). Baal of Tarsos seated left, holding lotus-tipped scepter; grain ear and grapes to left; below throne, Σ-O below and above strut, respectively / Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet. Casabonne Series 2 (D-/R1 [unlisted obv. die]); SNG BN –; SNG Levante 52 (same rev. die [listed as obv.]); Sunrise 145 (this coin). Superb EF, lightly toned, a couple tiny marks in field on obverse. Well centered, struck from fresh dies.


From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Sunrise Collection (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015), lot 58.