Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Antiphellos (BC 167-100) Drachm676 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 Unpublished variety from an extremely rare issue (only one example known to Troxell).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) Drachm179 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 24423 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 Drachm161 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) AE311 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 24278 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 League326 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) Hemidrachm327 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) Hemidrachm284 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) Hemidrachm312 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) Hemidrachm266 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 Drachm309 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) Hemidrachm354 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) Drachm286 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) Drachm186 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 198 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) Drachm251 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 League453 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 - Claudius101 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 - Claudius242 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 - Claudius212 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 - Claudius141 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 - Claudius93 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 - Domitian127 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 - Domitian97 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 - Domitian126 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 - Domitian86 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 - Nerva175 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 - Nerva72 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 - Trajan110 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 21294 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 19299 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 22313 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 - Augustus701 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 - Augustus440 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 - Augustus399 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) Hemidrachm361 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 - Augustus345 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) Hemidrachm277 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) Hemidrachm285 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) Hemidrachm265 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) Hemidrachm278 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 Drachm313 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 Drachm348 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 Drachm234 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) Hemidrachm293 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 - Augustus368 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) Drachm456 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) Drachm297 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 335 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) Drachm399 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) Drachm328 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) Drachm420 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) Drachm351 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) Drachm232 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) Drachm280 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) Drachm213 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) Drachm176 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 197 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) Drachm543 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) Drachm446 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) Drachm150 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) Drachm256 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) Drachm352 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) Drachm270 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) AE453 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 18365 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 - Augustus577 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) Drachm227 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 221 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 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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