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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - AV 1/12 Stater1211 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AV 1/12 Stater - Obol (7mm, 0.63g, 12h). Halikarnassos mint. Laureate head of Apollo left / ΠΙΞΟΔΑΡΟΥ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and lotus-tipped scepter. EF. Rare. Karl Coll.; Ex Hirsch Auk. 177 (2/1993), lot 373.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - AV 1/12 Stater649 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AV 1/12 Stater - Obol (8mm, 0.67g, 12h). Halikarnassos mint. Laureate head of Apollo left / Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and lotus-tipped scepter, ΠΙΞΟΔΑΡΟΥ to right. Pits and scratches, VF. Rare. Karl Coll.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - AV 1/24 Stater730 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AV 1/24 Stater - Hemiobol (0.35g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Double axe (labrys), Π−Ι. VF. Very rare. Drewry Coll.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - AV 1/24 Stater465 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AV 1/24 Stater - Hemiobol (6mm, 0.36g, 12h). Halikarnassos mint. Laureate head of Apollo left / Double axe (labrys), Π−Ι. Weak strike and pits on obv, VF. Rare. Karl Coll.; ex Hirsch Auk. 231 (11/2003), lot 365.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - Didrachm502 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 341-336 BC. AR Didrachm (7.04g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΠΙΞΟΔΑΡΟΥ, Zeus Labraundos standing right. EF, light golden toning around devices. Ex Gorny & Mosch 107 (4/2001), lot 197.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - Didrachm479 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 6.98g). Laureate head of Apollo, facing slightly right / ΠΙΞΟΔΑΡΟΥ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double axe (labrys) and lotus-tipped sceptre. EF, toned.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - Didrachm359 viewsPixodaros. Circa 341/0-336/5 BC. AR Didrachm (19mm, 6.99g, 12h). Wreathed head of Apollo facing slightly right, drapery around neck / Zeus Labraundos standing right. EF, very lightly toned.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - Tetradrachm550 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.10g, 12h). Head of Apollo facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath / ΠΙΞΟΔΑΡΟΥ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and lotus-tipped scepter; small E between feet and sceptre. EF, toned, some minor roughness on the reverse. Very rare. Cohen Coll.

The obverse die on this coin was also used to strike tetradrachms in the name of Hidrieus. The die sharing and the carry-over from Hiedreius' issues of the small E on the reverse suggest that Pixodaros' tetradrachms were struck early in his reign.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - Trihemiobol420 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.78g). Head of Apollo facing, chlamys fastened round neck / ΠΙΞΟΔΑΡΟ between eight rays of an ornament star. aEF. Rare.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - Trihemiobol462 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.84g). Halikarnassos mint. Head of Apollo facing, chlamys fastened round neck / ΠΙΞΟΔΑΡΟ between eight rays of an ornament star. EF. Rare.
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(BC 344-326) Ada or Orontobates - Drachm368 views4th cent BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.43g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / Star of twelve points; I-I Δ-Ο around. VF, toned, minor porosity. Very rare.
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(BC 344-326) Ada or Orontobates - Tetrobol296 views4th century BC. AR Tetrobol (?) (15mm, 2.6g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / Star of twelve points; I-T-Δ-V around. aEF. Very rare.1 comments
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(BC 351-344) Hidrieios - Hemidrachm?393 viewsHidrieios, Satrap, 351-344 BC. AR Hemidrachm? (2.05g). Facing head of Apollo with flowing hair / 8-pointed star (4 thick rays and 4 thin with pellet in center), legend between.

This coin is not only strange as to weight, but the legend. There are only trihemiobols with this rev. design published, and the legend should be Ι−Δ−Ρ−Ι, but this looks like Δ−Ι−Τ. An unpublished denomination? An unknown satrap?
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(BC 351-344) Hidrieios - Tetradrachm339 viewsHidrieios, Satrap, 351-344 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.21g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double axe (labrys) and lotus-tipped sceptre / ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and lotus-tipped sceptre; small I to left. Good style, gVF/VF.
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(BC 351-344) Hidrieios - Tetradrachm435 viewsHidrieios, Satrap, 351-344 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.14 gm, 12h). Head of Apollo facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath / ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and lotus-tipped sceptre; small I to left. Good VF. Cohen Coll.
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(BC 351-344) Hidrieios - Tetradrachm346 viewsHidrieios, Satrap, 351-344 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.21g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double axe (labrys) and lotus-tipped sceptre/ ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and lotus-tipped sceptre, E to right. Some oxidation, aEF.
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(BC 351-344) Hidrieios - Tetradrachm569 viewsHidrieios, Satrap, 351-344 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.20g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double axe (labrys) and lotus-tipped sceptre/ ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and lotus-tipped sceptre, E to right. Fine style and high relief, EF.
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(BC 351-344) Hidrieios - Trihemiobol472 viewsHidrieios, Satrap, 351-344 BC. AR Trihemiobol (10mm, 0.90g, 9h). Halikarnassos mint. Head of Apollo facing slightly right / 8-pointed star (4 thick rays and 4 thin) with pellet in center, ΙΔΡΙ between. VF. Karl Coll.
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(BC 351-344) Hidrieios - Trihemiobol354 viewsHidrieios, Satrap, 351-344 BC. AR Trihemiobol (10mm, 0.91g, 9h). Halikarnassos mint. Head of Apollo facing slightly right / 8-pointed star (4 thick rays and 4 thin) with pellet in center, ΙΔΡΙ between. VF. Karl Coll.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Drachm470 viewsMaussollos, Satrap, 377-353 BC. AR Drachm (3.68g). Three-quarter facing head of Apollo wearing laurel wreath, head turned slightly right / ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double axe (labrys) and lotus-tipped sceptre. Superb EF.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Drachm383 viewsMaussollos, Satrap, 377-353 BC. AR Drachm (3.54g). Laureate head of Apollo, facing slightly right / ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double axe (labrys) and lotus-tipped sceptre; ME monogram left. Toned, good VF, light porosity.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Hemiobol279 viewsMaussolos, Satrap, ca 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.38g, 7mm, 5h). Halikarnassos(?) mint. Forepart of roaring lion right, head left / Trident; MA to right. Good VF, faint porosity.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Hemiobol 157 viewsMaussolos, Satrap, ca 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.40g, 6mm). Halikarnassos(?) mint. Forepart of roaring lion right, head left / Trident; [MA to right]. gVF.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Stater555 viewsMaussollos, Satrap, 377-353 BC. AR Stater (13.11g), struck 377-367 BC in Miletos. Forepart of lion left, MA above / Stellate pattern (star?). Very rare denomination, VF.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Tetradrachm1073 viewsMaussollos, Satrap, 377-353 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.10g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double axe (labrys) and lotus-tipped sceptre; ME monogram behind. Good VF, minor flan flaw on eye.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Tetradrachm414 viewsMaussollos, Satrap, ca 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.21g, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and scepter; small monogram to lower right. Good VF, lightly toned. Apparently unpublished with this monogram. Herman Coll.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Tetradrachm463 viewsMaussollos, Satrap, ca 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.25g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and scepter; retrograde P to left, small A to lower right. Near EF, lightly toned. Unpublished variety.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Tetradrachm329 viewsMaussolos. Circa 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 15.19g, 12h). Halikarnassos mint. Head of Apollo facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath, drapery around neck / MAYΣΣΩΛΛO, Zeus Labraundos standing right. EF, attractively toned, minor double strike on reverse. Exceptionally artistic style, perhaps the finest of the series. Ex Triton VIII (1/2005), lot 467.
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(BC 386-377) Hekatomnos - 1/12 Stater539 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR 1/12 Stater (0.99g), struck in Miletos after 386 BC. Forepart of roaring lion left; E on bridge of nose / Stellate pattern in square incuse. Good VF, great metal. Very rare, only 25 specimens listed by Konuk.
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(BC 386-377) Hekatomnos - 1/3 Stater626 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR 1/3 Stater - Drachm (4.14g), struck in Miletos after 386 BC. Forepart of roaring lion left, EKA above / Stellate pattern in incuse square. Toned EF.
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(BC 386-377) Hekatomnos - 1/3 Stater452 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR 1/3 Stater - Drachm (14mm, 4.22g), struck in Miletos after 386 BC. Forepart of roaring lion left; [E]KA above / Stellate pattern. Good VF, slightly granular surfaces.
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(BC 386-377) Hekatomnos - 1/3 Stater486 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR 1/3 Stater - Drachm (16mm, 4.14g, 1h), struck in Miletos after 386 BC. Forepart of roaring lion left, EKA above / Stellate pattern in incuse square. Toned EF. Karl Coll.
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(BC 386-377) Hekatomnos - 1/3 Stater389 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR 1/3 Stater - Drachm (16mm, 3.91g, 1h), struck in Miletos after 386 BC. Forepart of roaring lion left, EKA above / Stellate pattern in incuse square. Toned aEF. Karl Coll.
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(BC 386-377) Hekatomnos - 1/6 Stater344 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR 1/6 Stater (2.08g), struck in Miletos after 386 BC. Forepart of roaring lion left; EK[A] above / Stellate pattern in square incuse. VF, minor porosity. Extremely rare, only 4 specimens listed by Konuk.
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(BC 386-377) Hekatomnos - 1/6 Stater354 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR 1/6 Stater (2.05g), struck in Miletos after 386 BC. Forepart of roaring lion left; EKA above / Stellate pattern in square incuse. VF. Extremely rare.
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(BC 386-377) Hekatomnos - Stater352 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR Stater (12.59g), struck in Miletos after 386 BC. Forepart of roaring lion left; EKA above / Stellate pattern in circular incuse. VF, area of flat strike, minor overall porosity. Very rare, only 20 specimens recorded, many of which are fourre, listed by Konuk.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Diobol289 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR Diobol (1.29g, 6h), Mylasa mint. Bearded head of Hekatomnos right / Forepart of bull left; E on shoulder. VF, some porosity. Extremely rare; only three specimens recorded by Winzer.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Diobol345 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR Diobol (1.30g). Mylasa mint. Laureate head of bearded man right (Hekatomnos?) / Forepart of bull left, E before. VF. Extremely rare.

Obols and Diobols are well-known from the emission of small coins assigned convincingly to the Carian Satrap Hekatomnos. A. Winzer, Antike Portraitmünzen (2005), No. 13, argues that some portray the Satrap himself, while others Zeus Lepsynos.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Diobol347 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Diobol (1.12g, 12h). Mylasa mint. Bearded head of Hekatomnos right / Forepart of bull left; E on shoulder. Good Fine, light porosity. Very rare.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Diobol385 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Diobol (1.50g, 3h). Mylasa mint. Bearded head of Hekatomnos right / Forepart of bull left; E on shoulder. VF, some porosity, irregular flan. Fine style. Very rare.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Diobol272 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.40g, 5h), Mylasa mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Forepart of bull butting left; horizontal E on shoulder; all within incuse square. VF, toned. Extremely rare.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Diobol411 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Diobol (1.54g, 12h), Mylasa mint. Bearded head of Hekatomnos right / Forepart of bull left, E to left; all within incuse circle. VF, toned, minor porosity. Well struck. Alighieri coll.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Diobol336 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Diobol(?) (10mm, 1.59g, 3h). Bearded head of Hekatomnos right / Forepart of bull left; E facing upwards behind; all within incuse square. VF, porous. Heavy for series.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Hemiobol314 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.47g). Head of male right / Head of roaring lion left.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Hemiobol427 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.37g, 10h). Mylasa mint. Bearded head of Hekatomnos right / Head of bull left; E behind. Fine, toned, porous. Extremely rare denomination, unpublished in the standard references.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Hemiobol273 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Tetartemorion (?) (0.25g). Head of young male right / Head of bull left, E behind. VF. Very rare. Mueller coll.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Hemiobol149 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.40g, 8mm), Mylasa mint. Bearded head of Hekatomnos right / Head of bull left; E behind. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Tetradrachm509 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.84g, 8h), struck in Mylasa. Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double-axe over shoulder / Lion standing right on ground line, about to jump, EKATOM[NΩ] above. Toned, VF/aEF. Karl Coll.; From the Hecatomnus Hoard and Numismatic Fine Arts, Auk. 14 (12/1989), lot 590.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Tetradrachm558 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 14.92g, 9h), struck in Mylasa. Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double-axe over shoulder / Lion standing right on ground line, about to jump, EKATOM[NΩ] above. aEF/VF. Karl Coll.; Ex Giessener Münzhandlung, Auk. 62 (4/1993), lot 280.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Tetradrachm632 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, 392-377 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.63g), struck in Mylasa. Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double-axe over shoulder and scepter / Lion standing right on ground line, about to jump, EKAT[OMNΩ] above. VF.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Tetradrachm491 viewsca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 14.51g, 9h). Halikarnassos mint. Zeus Labraundos standing right / Lion at bay right within incuse circle. Good VF, toned, underlying luster, cleaning marks under tone on obverse, die break at top of obverse. Well centered and struck on a broad flan. Rare as such. Ex Elsen 38 (2/1995), lot 108.
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(BC 400-350) Uncertain Satrap - Tetartemorion459 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.2g, 5mm). Head of Great King left / Floral pattern within incuse square.
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(BC 400-350) Uncertain Satrap - Tetartemorion98 viewsMylasa(?) Early-mid 4th century BC. Achaemenid Period. AR Tetartemorion (0.20g, 6mm). Head of the Persian Great King left / Stellate pattern of Milesian style within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.
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(BC 400-350) Uncertain Satrap - Tetartemorion257 viewsEarly-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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