Stater of Cilicia or North Syria with seated Baal, struck under Archon

Early Hellenistic Period
323–321 B.C.

Mint: Cilicia or North Syria (Satrapy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 295.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.74 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Baal seated to left, on backless throne, holding scepter in right hand. Border of dots.
Reverse: Lion walking to left. Ground line.
Traces of inscription in Greek above 
Dotted border.


By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2869); by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, July 19-21, 1950, lot 229, partial); by date unknown: H. L. Haughton Collection; by 1958: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W. 1 auction of the Haughton Collection, April 30-May 1, 1958, lot 115); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Haughton auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; June 5, 1958: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 558/10/0 (this is the total price for 58.504-58.514)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour