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Lot # 94 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$300 / Price Realized: US$450
Cilicia, Mallus. Stater
Cilicia, Mallus. c. 420-375 BC. Stater, 10.73g. (10h). Obv: Nude male god with four short, curved wings, running r. in kneeling position, holding with both hands solar disk before his body. Rx: Swan standing l., raising wings. The obverse of this coin is reasonably complete and clear, but the reverse is weakly struck as usual. VF/F.

Apparently a very rare variant of the obverse type: usually the god has just two longer and straight wings, and wears a chiton covering his lower torso and legs, as in the illustration for Sear 5559. Our variant with the naked god with four curved wings is not in BMC, Babelon's Traite, SNG Aulock, SNG Levante or Levante Suppl., SNG Paris, CoinArchives Pro, or Berk photofile.
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