Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos


Tarkondimotos was a feared Cilician pirate before being made dynast by Pompey and crowned king by Marc Antony in 39 BC (hence the added name of Philantonius). He died in the sea battle of Actium.

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Cojobo GG8Tarkondimotos, king of Anazarbos. AE18 mm, 6 gr. 39-31 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / BA, Eagle standing facing, head right, wings spread, holding diadem in its claws. TAR monogram at top left. Date DL or BL at lower right. For monogram: SNG Levante 1260 and Levante 1363, 64. Joseph College Bonn, GG-8 otherwise unpublished.TextImage
RPC 3871Kings of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos. ca 39-31 BC. AE 24mm. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEOΣ TAΡKONΔIMOTOY ΦIΛANTΩNIOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. SNG Lev 1257; Sear 5682. TextImage
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Entry for Cilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos on the Digital Historia Numorum

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