Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Antiphellos (BC 167-100) Drachm460 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 Unpublished variety from an extremely rare issue (only one example known to Troxell).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) Drachm70 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 24321 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 Drachm67 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) AE228 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 24197 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 League240 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) Hemidrachm228 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) Hemidrachm199 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) Hemidrachm219 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) Hemidrachm191 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 Drachm241 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) Hemidrachm272 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) Drachm194 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) Drachm92 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 102 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) Drachm141 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 League331 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 - Claudius38 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 - Claudius200 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 - Claudius171 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 - Claudius60 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 - Domitian61 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 - Domitian47 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 - Domitian56 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 - Nerva113 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 - Trajan39 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 21212 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 19222 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 22222 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 - Augustus460 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 - Augustus305 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 - Augustus296 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) Hemidrachm253 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 - Augustus231 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) Hemidrachm197 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) Hemidrachm199 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) Hemidrachm191 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) Hemidrachm196 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 Drachm235 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 Drachm247 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 Drachm161 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) Hemidrachm227 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 - Augustus212 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) Drachm363 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) Drachm180 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 204 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) Drachm288 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) Drachm238 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) Drachm296 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) Drachm213 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) Drachm118 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) Drachm155 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) Drachm113 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) Drachm91 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 106 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) Drachm419 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) Drachm325 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) Drachm129 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) Drachm192 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) Drachm150 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) AE326 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 - Augustus421 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) Drachm127 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 115 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 17625 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) Drachm283 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) Drachm282 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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