Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Xanthos (BC 23-19) AE 17726 viewsLycian League, Xanthos-Kragos, ca 23-19 BC. AE17 (3.64g, 12h). ΛΥ, draped bust of Artemis right; bow and quiver over shoulder / XAN KP, quiver. VF, green patina.
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Xanthos (BC 167-81) Drachm393 viewsLycian League, ca 167-81 BC. AR Drachm (3.64g, 16mm, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right, bow and quiver over shoulder / City initials Ξ-Α on either side of kithara, ΛVKIΩΝ above; all within shallow incuse square. EF.

Xanthos was the capital of Lycia with a strong acropolis beside the river Xanthos. The city controlled the federal sanctuary of the Lycian League, the Letoon.
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Xanthos (BC 167-81) Drachm388 viewsca 100-50 BC. AR Drachm (2.37g). Laureate head of Apollo right / City initials Ξ-Α on either side of kithara, ΛVKIΩΝ above; all within shallow incuse square. EF.
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Xanthos (BC 360) Diobol - Maussollos?540 viewsafter 360 BC. AR Diobol (1.60g). Head of lion right / 8-rayed star; Lycian letters 'ARN' (Arnna = Xanthos) between. VF. Unique?

The lion/star motif is usually representative of the Carian Hekatomnid Dynasty. However, the Lycian letters identifying Xanthos is a mystery. The coin may have been struck following the fall of Perikle in the failed Revolt of the Satraps (361 BC), when Lycia lost its independence and Maussolos may have inherited jurisdiction over it.
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Xanthos (BC 360) Hemiobol86 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (8mm, 0.23g, 3h). Head of lion or wolf right / Astragalos; AP-Ñ (in Lycian) around. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, light porosity, softly struck on obverse. Very rare.
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Xanthos (BC 400) Stater483 viewsUncertain dynast, ca 400 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 8.10g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Laureate head of Apollo right; diskeles behind. VF, toned, porous. Winokur Coll.
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Xanthos (BC 400) Stater88 viewsca 450-430/20 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 8.39g, 10h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Draped bust of Hermes(?) right, wearing a winged conical hat; diskeles to left, 'Arnnahe' (in Lykian) to right. VF, toned, struck from a very worn obverse die, a few light scratches.
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Xanthos (BC 425-400) Diobol - Kherei58 viewsKherei, Dynast, ca 440/30-410 BC. AR Diobol (1.23g, 13mm). Xanthos mint. Helmeted head of Athena right / Eagle standing left; diskeles left; all in pelleted circle within circular incuse. VF. Very rare.
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Xanthos (BC 425-400) Drachm - Kherei551 viewsKherei, Dynast, ca 425-400 BC. AR Drachm (4.21g). Head of Athena right / Head of Kherei right; Lycian letters 'Arnnahe' to left, 'Kherei" to right, within shallow incuse square. VF/aEF. Rare.
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Xanthos (BC 425-400) Hemidrachm - Kherei401 viewsKherei, Dynast, ca 425-400 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.11g, 13mm, 1h). Head of Athena right / Head of Kherei right; Lycian letters 'Arnnahe' to left, 'Kherei" to right, 'KH" monogram below, within shallow incuse square. VF/aEF. Rare. Ex Giessener Muenzhandlung, Auk. 71 (5/1995), lot 361.
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Xanthos (BC 425-400) Obol - Kherei337 viewsKherei, Dynast, ca 425-400 BC. AR Obol (0.66g). Xanthos mint. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Head of Kherei right; Lycian letters 'Arnnahe' to left, 'Kherei" to right, within incuse square. Good VF, light porosity.
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Xanthos (BC 425-400) Stater - Kherei520 viewsKherei, Dynast, ca 425-400 BC. AR Stater (8.42g). Head of Athena right, owl sitting on top of helmet / Head of Kherei right; Lycian letters 'Arnnahe' to left, 'Kherei" to right, within shallow incuse square. VF. Unpublished?
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Xanthos (BC 450-420) Obol93 viewsca 450-420 BC. AR Obol (0.72g, 10mm, 8h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Laureate head of Apollo right. VF. Rare.
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Xanthos (BC 450-420) Stater416 viewsUncertain Dynast, ca 450-420 BC. AR Stater (8.45g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Laureate head of Apollo right, diskeles to right. Toned VF.
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Xanthos (BC 450-420) Stater594 viewsUncertain Dynast, ca 450-420 BC. AR Stater (8.39g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Laureate head of Apollo right, diskeles to right. Toned VF.
 
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