Greece/Cilicia; Mopsos c. First Century BCE

AE 16 mm, 4.24 g, 12 h, beveled edge.

SNG Levante 1306 

O: beardless, diademed hd r. (portrait appears similar to that of Antiochus IX from Tarsus cf. SC 2354).

R: unadorned Tripod with MOΨΣEATΩN/THΣIEΡAΣ in two rows on right and KAI AΥTONOMOΥ  in two rows on left and in ex a monogram.

cf. the following link http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?param=24565q00.jpg&vpar=85&zpg=23566&fld=http://www.forumancientcoins.com/Coins/ for a similar example that is about half the weight but is the same generally in appearance as well as epigraphy.

 Also please note the additional link of http://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=661&category=14579&lot=669515 which notes that this piece is R.

Much thanks to Oliver Hoover for identifying this piece which I had previously identified as a Seleucid imitative (which it may still be in my opinion, though dates from around the 50's BCE after the demise of the Seleucid state). 

Acquisition: 2009