Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Antiphellos (BC 167-100) Drachm373 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 Unpublished variety from an extremely rare issue (only one example known to Troxell).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) Drachm36 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 24283 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 Drachm36 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) AE202 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 24172 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 League206 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) Hemidrachm196 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) Hemidrachm178 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) Hemidrachm191 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) Hemidrachm166 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 Drachm214 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) Hemidrachm245 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) Drachm167 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) Drachm56 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 72 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) Drachm104 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 League282 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 29 - Claudius183 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 - Claudius154 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 - Claudius24 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 - Claudius19 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 - Domitian33 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 - Domitian22 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 - Domitian27 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 - Domitian13 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 - Nerva76 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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Masikytes (BC 23-18) AE 21183 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 19200 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 22189 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 - Augustus360 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 - Augustus252 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 - Augustus247 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) Hemidrachm206 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 - Augustus180 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) Hemidrachm169 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) Hemidrachm172 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) Hemidrachm170 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) Hemidrachm170 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 Drachm204 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 Drachm215 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 Drachm142 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) Hemidrachm207 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 - Augustus129 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) Drachm325 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) Drachm134 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 148 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) Drachm249 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) Drachm202 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) Drachm253 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) Drachm156 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) Drachm80 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) Drachm97 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) Drachm67 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) Drachm54 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 68 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) Drachm381 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) Drachm284 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) Drachm87 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) Drachm134 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) Drachm101 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) AE284 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 18236 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 - Augustus353 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) Drachm84 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 77 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 17577 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) Drachm234 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) Drachm234 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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