Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Antiphellos (BC 167-100) Drachm705 viewsLycian League, ca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (2.99g, 15mm, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right; bow and quiver over shoulder / Kithara; star to lower right; all within incuse square. Some die wear on obverse. Unpublished variety from an extremely rare issue (only one example known to Troxell). Good VF.
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Kadyanda (BC 167-81) Drachm192 viewsLykian League, 167-81 BC. AR Drachm (3.15g, 16mm, 10h). Laureate head of Apollo right, bow and quiver over shoulder / City initials K-A on either side of a kithara, ΛVKIΩΝ above, helmet to left; all within shallow incuse square. Extremely Rare. Only 3 coins of Kadyanda in Troxell. The helmet mintmark is hitherto unknown. EF.

Kadyanda lies almost equidistant from the upper Xanthos River and the Gulf of Telmessos in the mountains of northwest Lykia.
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Kragos (BC 23-19) AE 24440 viewsLycian League, Kragos-Xanthos, ca 23-19 BC. AE24 (5.00g). Λ-Υ, diademed head of Apollo right / K-R / Ξ/A-N and lyre; within laurel wreath. Superb EF, dark brown patina.
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Kragos (BC 27-20) 1/4 Drachm178 viewsLycian League, ca 27-20 BC. Tlos-Kragos. Quarter Drachm (0.7g, 13mm). Λ - Y, draped bust of Artemis left, bow and quiver over shoulder / T - Λ / K - P, quiver within incuse square; to right, winged kerykeion. VF.
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Kragos (BC 27-23) AE322 viewsLycian League, Kragos-Telmessos, ca 27-23 BC. AE - "Dupondius" (11.29g). Λ-Υ, diademed head of Apollo right / K-R/Τ-ΕΛ, tripod; within dotted circle. Dark patina, VF. Rare.
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Kragos (BC 27-23) AE 24288 viewsLycian League, Kragos-Telmessos, ca 27-23 BC. AE (14.79g). Λ-Υ, diademed head of Apollo right / K-R/[Τ]-ΕΛ, tripod; within dotted circle. Dark patina, VF. Rare.
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Kragos (BC 27-AD 14) Drachm - Lycian League334 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Drachm (3.10g). Λ-Υ, head of Augustus right / Cithara, Λ−Υ / Κ−Ρ, branch to right. Rev. - unclean dies. Good VF.
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Kragos (BC 30-27) Hemidrachm335 viewsLycian League, ca 48-23 BC. Hemidrachm (1.79g). Λ-Υ, laureate head of Apollo right / Κ-Ρ, lyre, grain ear to left; within incuse square. EF.
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Kragos (BC 39-35) Hemidrachm291 viewsLycian League, ca 39-35 BC. Hemidrachm (1.72g). Λ-Υ, laureate head of Apollo right / K-Ρ, lyre; within incuse square. EF.
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Kragos (BC 42) Hemidrachm325 viewsLycian League, ca 42 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.87g). Λ-Υ, laureate head of Apollo right / K-P/A, lyre, tripod to left. EF.
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Kragos (BC 42) Hemidrachm275 viewsLykian League, ca 42 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.83g, 15mm). Λ-Y, head Apollo right / Kithara, K-P. EF.
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Kragos (BC 48-23) 1/4 Drachm319 viewsLycian League, ca 48-23 BC. AR 1/4 Drachm (0.88g). Head of Artemis right / Λ-Υ/K-P, quiver, palm branch to left. VF.
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Kragos (BC 48-23) Hemidrachm365 viewsLycian League, ca 48-23 BC. Hemidrachm (1.79g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛΥΚΙΩΝ / Κ-Ρ/Α-Γ, lyre; within incuse square. aEF.
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Kyaneai (BC 167-0) Drachm297 viewsLykian League, 2nd-1st century BC. AR Drachm (1.58g). Laureate head of Apollo right / K-Y, lyre, ΛΥΚΙΩΝ above. VF. Very rare.
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Kyaneai (BC 167-100) Drachm197 viewsca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (2.69g, 15mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛΥΚΙΩΝ, lyre, K-Y in fields, bunch of grapes to left. VF. Very rare.
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Kyaneai (BC 167-100) Drachm 213 viewsca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (2.60g, 15mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / K-Y, kithara, bunch of grapes to left, within incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Kyaneai (BC 167-100) Drachm265 views167-81 BC. AR Drachm (2.90g, 16mm, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo right, bow and quiver over shoulder / K-Y, kithara, ΛVKIΩΝ above, sword in scabbard (with strap) behind shield to left; all within incuse square. Rare.
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Limyra (BC 167-100) Drachm - Lycian League471 viewsLycian League, 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (2.92g, 12h, 17mm). Laureate head of Apollo right, bow and bowcase behind / ΛΥ-ΚΙ-ΩΝ / Λ-Ι, 2-string lyre, within incuse square. Lightly toned, aEF. Ex Giessener Muenzhandlung, Auk. 82 (4/1997), lot 138.
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Lykian League (AD 41-54) AE 24 - Claudius111 viewsClaudius I, 41-54 AD. AE24 (5.85g). TIBEPIOΣ KΛAΥΔIOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, head left / ΓEΡMANIKOΣ AΥTOKΡATOΡ ΠATHΡ ΠATΡIΔOΣ, Eleutheria wearing pilos standing facing, head right. Very rare. VF.
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Lykian League (AD 41-54) AE 29 - Claudius247 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE29 (13.76g, 11h). TIBEPIOΣ KΛAVΔIOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head left / ΠATHP ΠATPIΔOΣ ΓEPMANIKOΣ AYTOKPATΩP, Apollo Patroös standing left, holding branch and bow. Near VF, green patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Lykian League (AD 41-54) AE 31 - Claudius216 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE31 (17.52g, 6h). TIBEPIOΣ KΛAVΔIOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head left; countermark: P in oval incuse / ΠATHP ΠATPIΔOΣ ΓEPMANIKOΣ AYTOKPATΩP, Cult statue of Artemis Eleuthera in distyle temple. Near VF, green and brown patina, rough. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Lykian League (AD 41-54) Drachm - Claudius150 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AR Drachm (3.30g, 19mm, 6h). Laureate head right / Lyre. Good VF, toned. Attractive strike. Group CEM; ex Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 385 (1/1977), lot 3; von Aulock Coll., 4263.
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Lykian League (AD 41-54) Drachm - Claudius101 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AR Drachm (2.74g, 18mm). Laureate head right / Artemis with bow right. Second known. Very rare. Surfaces rough and porous. VF.
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Lykian League (AD 81-96) Drachm - Domitian137 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.45g, 6h). Probably Rome mint. Struck 95 AD. [AYT K]AIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM, laureate head right / ЄTOYC IΔ YΠATOC IZ, winged caduceus between two lyres. EF. Rare. Group CEM.
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Lykian League (AD 81-96) Drachm - Domitian104 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AR Drachm (20mm, 2.99g, 6h). Probably Rome mint. Struck 95 AD. AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC ΓEPM, laureate head right / ЄTOYC IΔ YΠATOC IZ, lyre, branch to right. VF. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Lykian League (AD 81-96) Drachm - Domitian134 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AR Drachm (20mm, 3.78g, 6h). Probably Rome mint. Struck 95 AD. AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC ΓEPM, laureate head right / ЄTOYC IΔ YΠATOC IZ, Two lyres with owl perched on top. EF. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Lykian League (AD 81-96) Drachm - Domitian93 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AR Drachm (19mm, 3.15g, 6h). Probably Rome mint. Struck 95 AD. AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC ΓEPM, laureate head right / ЄTOYC IΔ YΠATOC IZ, lyre. VF. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Lykian League (AD 96-98) Drachm - Nerva181 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AR Drachm (3.44g, 19mm, 6h). Probably Rome mint. Struck AD 97. AYTOKPAT NЄPOYAC • KAICAP CЄBACT, laureate head right; Λ-Y across field / YΠATOY TPITOY, owl perched on two citharae. EF, very minor die break between neck and “Y” on obverse. Rare.
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Lykian League (AD 96-98) Drachm - Nerva84 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AR Drachm (3.19g, 8h). 97 AD. AYTOKPAT NEPOYAC KAICAP CEBACT, laureate head right, Λ—Y across fields / YΠATOY TPITOY, wooden lyre (performing), depicted with four strings, laurel branch to right. gVF.
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Lykian League (AD 98-117) Drachm - Trajan117 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.31 g, 6h). Struck 98-99 AD. Laureate head right / Owl standing right, head facing, on two lyres. EF, earthen deposits in ear.
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Masikytes (BC 23-18) AE 21309 viewsLycian League, ca 23-19/18 BC. AE21 (5.32g). Laureate head of Apollo right, Λ-Υ / Lyre, M-A, within laurel wreath. VF, black patina, small flan crack and some light field marks.
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Masikytes (BC 27-0) AE 19317 viewsLycian League, late 1st cent BC. AE19 (4.76g). Head Apollo right, ΛΥ / Apollo Patroos standing left, holding bow and arrow, M-A. Dark patina, very fine.
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Masikytes (BC 27-0) AE 22326 viewsLycian League, time of Augustus, late 1st cent BC. AE22 (7.37g). Diademed head of Apollo right, Λ-Υ / M-A, Apollo Patroos standing facing, holding filleted branch in right hand, bow in left. EF, dark brown patina. Very nice.
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Masikytes (BC 27-20) Drachm - Augustus733 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Drachm (4.02g, 12h). Series 6, struck ca 27-20 BC. Bare head right, Λ−Υ / Cithara; aphlaston to left, MA to right. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare. Prideaux Coll. of Augustus; ex Münzen und Medaillen 81 (9/1995), lot 186.
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Masikytes (BC 27-20) Drachm - Augustus463 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Drachm (3.76g, 12h). Series 6, struck circa 27-20 BC. Bare head right, Λ−Υ / M-A, two citharas; bow between. Good VF, toned. Prideaux Coll. of Augustus.
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Masikytes (BC 27-20) Drachm - Augustus419 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Drachm (4.02g, 12h). Series 6, struck ca 27-20 BC. Bare head right, Λ−Υ / M-A, two citharas; palm in field between; owl above. Good VF, light porosity.
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Masikytes (BC 27-20) Hemidrachm376 viewsLycian League, ca 27-20 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.89g). Laureate head of Apollo right, Λ-Υ / Lyre; M-A, tripod to right, within incuse square. Superb EF.
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Masikytes (BC 27-AD 14) Drachm - Augustus361 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Drachm (3.36g). Bust right, Λ−Υ / Corn ear between two lyres, ΜΑ below. Toned, EF.
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Masikytes (BC 30-27) Hemidrachm289 viewsLycian League, ca 30-27 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.39g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Lyre, M-A, winged caduceus to left, within incuse square. EF.
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Masikytes (BC 35-30) Hemidrachm297 viewsLycian League, ca 35-30 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.83g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛΥΚΙΩΝ, Μ-Α/Σ-Ι, lyre, within incuse square. EF.
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Masikytes (BC 39-35) Hemidrachm275 viewsLycian League, ca 39-35 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.91g). Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, Lyra, snake in omphalos to left. EF.
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Masikytes (BC 39-35) Hemidrachm287 viewsLycian League, ca 39-35 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.75g). Laureate head of Apollo right, Λ-Υ / Lyre, M-A, serpent coiled around omphalos to left, within incuse square. EF.
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Masikytes (BC 48-23) 1/4 Drachm323 viewsLycian League, ca 48-23 BC. AR 1/4 Drachm (0.89g, 12mm). Head of Artemis right / Quiver, M-A; crescent above to right. Nice very fine.
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Masikytes (BC 48-23) 1/4 Drachm363 viewsLycian League, ca 48-23 BC. AR 1/4 Drachm (0.86g). Head of Artemis right / Λ−Υ/M-A, quiver, torch to left. VF.
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Masikytes (BC 48-23) 1/4 Drachm246 views1st century BC. AR 1/4 Drachm (12mm, 0.86g, 12h). Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder / Quiver; branch to left, uncertain object to right; all within incuse square. VF, toned, porous, edge splits.
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Masikytes (BC 48-23) Hemidrachm304 viewsLycian League, ca 48-23 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.71g). Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, Lyra. VF.
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Myra (BC 27-AD 14) Drachm - Augustus391 viewsLykian League. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Drachm (19mm, 3.50g, 12h). Struck for the Masicytus district, probably at Myra, circa 27-20 BC. Bare head right; Λ-Y across field / Owl and branch between two citharae; M-A across field. Superb EF, attractively toned.
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Myra (BC 167-100) Drachm468 viewsLycian League, late 2nd cent BC. AR Drachm (2.94g). Head Apollo right / ΛΥΚΙΩΝ, M-Y, lyre, ear of corn to right. Toned very fine.
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Myra (BC 167-100) Drachm314 viewsca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (2.87g, 16mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / M-Y, kithara, winged caduceus to left, all within incuse square. aEF. Rare.
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Myra (BC 167-100) Drachm 347 viewsca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (2.76g, 16mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / M-Y, kithara, star over helmet (?) to right, all within incuse square. gVF.
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Olympos (BC 167-81) Drachm410 viewsLykian League, ca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (3.10g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΟΛΥΜΠΗ, three-string lyre, palm brachn to left, tropaion to right; within incuse square. aEF/VF. Ex Peus Nachf., Auk. 360 (4/1999), lot 137.
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Olympos (BC 167-81) Drachm337 viewsLykian League, ca 2nd-1st century BC. AR Drachm (3.02g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΟΛΥΜΠΗ, three-string lyre, palm brachn to left, tropaion to right; within incuse square. EF.
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Olympos (BC 167-81) Drachm432 viewsLykian League, ca 167-81 BC. AR Drachm (2.59g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΟΛΥΜΠΗ, three-string lyre, palm brachn to left, tropaion to right; within incuse square. EF. Ex Aufhauser Auk. 4 (1987), lot 155.
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Olympos (BC 167-81) Drachm368 viewsLykian League, 2nd-1st century BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 2.72g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛΥΚΙΩΝ, lyra, O - Λ, Isis crown to left; within incuse square. aEF.
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Olympos (BC 167-81) Drachm246 viewsLykian League, ca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 2.08g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΟΛIMΠΗ, kithara, torch to lower left, sword and shield to lower right, all within incuse square. VF.
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Patara (BC 167-100) Drachm291 viewsLykian League, ca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 2.61g, 1h). Patara mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; bow and quiver over shoulder / Π-Α, kithara, within incuse square. Good VF. Attractive style, well centered strike.
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Patara (BC 167-100) Drachm223 viewsLykian League, ca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 2.63g). Patara mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Π-Α, kithara, branch to left, all within incuse square. aVF.
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Patara (BC 167-100) Drachm185 viewsLykian League, ca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 2.60g). Patara mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Π-Α, kithara, star to right, all within incuse square. aVF.
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Patara (BC 167-100) Drachm 208 viewsca 200 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 2.89g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Π-Α, lyra, within incuse square. VF.
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Phaselis (BC 100-80) Drachm556 viewsLycian League, ca 100-80 BC. AR Drachm (2.05g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Kithara with four strings; ΦΑΣΗΛΙ above, crown of Isis to left, long, burning torch to right; within shallow incuse square. Nice toning, EF. Traces of overstriking on obv. From the estate of Dr. R. Alexander, Rochester, NY.
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Phaselis (BC 120-80) Drachm458 viewsLycian League, ca 2nd-1st cent BC. AR Drachm (2.56g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Kithara with two? strings; ΦΑΣΗΛΙ above, crown of Isis to left, long, burning torch to right; within shallow incuse square. Nice toning, EF.
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Phaselis (BC 120-80) Drachm167 viewsLycian League, ca 125-100 BC. AR Drachm (2.57g, 15mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛYKIΩN Φ - A, kithara, crown of Isis to left; all within shallow incuse square. VF.
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Phellos (BC 167-100) Drachm270 viewsca 200 BC. AR Drachm (2.69g, 16mm). Head of Apollo right / ΛΥΚΙΩΝ, lyra, Φ-Ε, quiver to left. VF.
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Pinara (BC 167-81) Drachm369 viewsLycian League, ca 167-81 BC. AR Drachm (). Laureate head of Apollo right, bow and quiver over shoulder / City initials Π-Ι on either side of kithara, ΛVKIΩΝ above; all within shallow incuse square. Extremely Rare; only 2 drachms of Pinara were known to Troxell. gVF.

This reverse die is new, whereas the obverse die is linked to no. 7.2. Pinara is located in the middle Xanthos valley and is today one of the most impressive sites of ancient Lycia.
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Rhodiapolis (BC 200) Drachm284 viewsLykian League, ca 200 BC. AR Drachm (2.76g, 15mm). Head of Apollo right / Kithara, ΛΥΚΙΩΝ above, fillet to left, P-O in fields. aEF.
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Telmessos (BC 81-27) AE464 viewsLycian League, ca 81-27 BC. AE (3.76g). Λ-Υ, head of Artemis right / ΤΕΛ/ΛΥ, stag standing right on ground line, within dotted circle. Dark green patina, VF. Rare.
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Tlos (BC 27-23) AE 18375 viewsLykian League, Tlos-Kragos, ca 27-23 BC. AE18 (4.64g, 12h). Head of Artemis right / Stag standing right. VF, dark green patina, rough surfaces. Alighieri Coll.
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Tlos (BC 27-AD 14) Drachm - Augustus595 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Drachm (3.45 g, 12h). Lycian League issue. Series 6, struck ca 27-20 BC, Tlos and Kragos. Bare head right; Λ-Y across fields / TΛΩ above, KP below, winged caduceus; flanked by two citharas. Superb EF, toned. Ex Bowers and Ruddy FPL (Summer 1981), no. 53.
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Tlos (BC 167-100) Drachm240 viewsLykian League, ca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.06g). Tlos mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / T-Λ, kithara, palm branch to left, all within incuse square. aEF.
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Tlos (BC 167-100) Drachm 239 viewsLykian League, ca 167-100 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 2.84g). Tlos mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / T-Λ, kithara, branch to left, all within incuse square. aEF.
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Xanthos (BC 23-19) AE 17740 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) Drachm412 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) Drachm406 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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