Coins from Cilician Satrapy
Cilicia was conquered sometime in the 540's BC by Cyrus the Great. Under the Persian empire Cilicia was apparently governed by tributary native kings who bore a Hellenized name or the title of "Syennesis", but it was officially included in the fourth satrapy by Darius.

A vassal king had to pay a tribute of 360 horses and 500 talents of silver, according to Herodotus.

Xenophon found a queen in power, and no opposition was offered to the march of Cyrus the Younger.

Cilician Satrapy

(1) Cilicia | Tarsos? 400-350 BC
Obverse: king with bow and dagger right
Reverse: head of Hermes left, wearing petasos
Ref: Troxell & Kagan –; SNG France –; SN...