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- Cilicia Tarsus Phamabazus AR Stater Stunning Portraits c.380 BC NGC Certified
Cilicia Tarsus Phamabazus AR Stater Stunning Portraits c.380 BC NGC Certified
Spectacular portraits and artistry on this AR (silver) stater from Tarsus c. 380 BC. The ruler is noted as Phamabazus - this guy is one interesting dude. You can read all about his military conquests. This coin would have been likely struck during his war campaign against Egypt. These coins are attributed to this period and their primary use was to pay for Greek troops during the conflict with Egypt. It is very likely this coin was handed to a Greek soldier during this historic time.