Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Antiphellos (BC 167-100) Drachm452 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 Unpublished variety from an extremely rare issue (only one example known to Troxell).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) Drachm67 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 24316 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 Drachm63 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) AE224 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 24195 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 League237 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) Hemidrachm223 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) Hemidrachm196 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) Hemidrachm215 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) Hemidrachm188 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 Drachm238 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) Hemidrachm268 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) Drachm190 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) Drachm88 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 99 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) Drachm133 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 League321 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 - Claudius34 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 - Claudius199 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 - Claudius170 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 - Claudius57 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 - Claudius38 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 - Domitian59 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 - Domitian46 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 - Domitian54 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 - Domitian37 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 - Nerva111 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 98-117) Drachm - Trajan36 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 21210 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 19221 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 22219 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 - Augustus447 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 - Augustus301 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 - Augustus293 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) Hemidrachm251 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 - Augustus228 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) Hemidrachm195 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) Hemidrachm195 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) Hemidrachm190 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) Hemidrachm194 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 Drachm234 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 Drachm246 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 Drachm160 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) Hemidrachm225 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 - Augustus203 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) Drachm357 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) Drachm174 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 200 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) Drachm282 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) Drachm234 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) Drachm292 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) Drachm206 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) Drachm113 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) Drachm141 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) Drachm101 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) Drachm80 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 97 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) Drachm418 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) Drachm322 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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Phellos (BC 167-100) Drachm125 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) Drachm180 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) Drachm142 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) AE320 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 18278 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 - Augustus409 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) Drachm121 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 107 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 17620 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) Drachm276 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) Drachm275 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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