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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #13302

(BC 400-350) Uncertain Satrap - Tetartemorion

Early-mid 4th cenutry BC. AR Tetartemorion(?) (6mm, 0.21g). Mylasa mint(?). Head of the Persian Great King left / Stellate pattern of Milesian style. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, porous. Extremely rare.

It is unlikely that this coin was part of a Persian-related issue at Miletos. In the early 4th century, however, the Milesian stellate pattern reverse was revived in the fractional coinage of the Hekatomnid satraps of Caria that were struck at Mylasa. These coins used the Milesian weight standard, which is likely the reason for their revival of that particular stellate type. There are a variety of issues from Caria during the Persian period that used Persian iconography, so it is likely that this coin belongs among these issues, and perhaps was struck under the Hekatomnids at Mylasa.

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City/Mint name:Satraps of Karia
Keywords:silver / classical
Valuation:CNG Elec. Auc. 343 (1/2015), lot 191 ($475 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:159 KiB
Date added:Sep 24, 2016
Dimensions:800 x 386 pixels
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