Persian Achaeminid Empire, Carian Satrapy, Hekatomnos, c. 392 - 377 B.C.
was a native of Mylasa, which he made his capital and the seat of his government. His coins often depict Zeus Labrandenos from the celebrated temple of that name near Mylasa. The Persian emperor appointed to command naval forces in the war against Evagoras of , but he not only took no in support of the Emperor, but secretly supplied Evagoras with money for mercenaries. The disorganized Persian monarchy took no action against and he continued to rule until his death. He left three sons, , Idrieus and Pixodarus - all of whom - in their turn, succeeded him in the sovereignty.GS76809. Silver tetartemorion, 2c, 848 ff., 837 ff., 3312 ff., 507, II -, -, gVF, of flat strike on male , , 0.172 g, maximum 5.9 mm, 0o, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, c. 390 - 380 B.C.; forepart of right, turned back left, tongue protruding; male ( ?) facing slightly left, with long hair, no inscriptions or , all within a round ; $155.00 (€137.95)
, The Erkki Collection in the Skopbank, Helsinki, I, Karia
The Erkki Collection in the Skopbank, Helsinki, I, Karia
RichardOften called , editor. or SNG Helsinki. This volume, one of two for the Collection, is a primary reference for the coins of Karia. It is difficult to obtain but essential for dealers and specialist collectors.BKBKARIA. , The Erkki Collection in the Skopbank, Helsinki, I, Karia, 32 plates, 926 coins, ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE; $140.00 (€124.60)
Mygissos, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Many Greek cities had names beginning MY, and this has been attributed to many of them. Most references attribute the to Myus. Mygissos is most likely correct because nearby Nisyros issued coins with a very similar with NI above the .GB69183. Bronze , 335 (MY...), 1022 (Myus), 2114 (Myus), 3115 (Myus), 235 ( ?), 847 ( ), VF, pitting, 1.910 g, maximum 11.0 mm, 270o, Mygissos mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; laureate of Poseidon right; right, MY above, trident right below; ; $125.00 (€111.25)
, Uncertain City (probably Mylasa), c. 420 - 390 B.C.
Among the smallest coins ever minted.GA76794. Silver tetartemorion, 940 - 943, I 926, VF, 0.150 g, maximum 5.7 mm, 165o, Carian mint, c. 420 - 390 B.C.; forepart of right, turned back left; bird standing left within square; $115.00 (€102.35)
Mygissos, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Many Greek cities had names beginning MY, and this has been attributed to many of them. Mygissos is most likely correct because nearby Nisyros issued coins with a very similar with NI above the .GB67788. Bronze , 335 (MY...), 1022 (Myus), 2114 (Myus), 3115 (Myus), 235 ( ?), 847 ( ), F, 1.655 g, maximum 11.1 mm, 0o, Mygissos mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; laureate of Poseidon right; right, MY above, trident right below; very ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Halikarnassos(?), , c. 400 - 340 B.C.
In Kadmos 37 (1998), K. identifies Halikarnassos as a possible reading of the Carian . The ram may be a symbol of as the god of flocks and herds.GA72261. Silver , 873 (uncertain mint), 996, 496, 3316, -, -, VF, 0.507 g, maximum 8.6 mm, 270o, Carian mint, c. 400 - 340 B.C; of ram right; young male right, retrograde (resembles reversed S-A) across lower fields; $95.00 (€84.55)
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 8: Mugla Museum, Volume 1,
BK65556. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 8: Mugla Museum, Volume 1, , Istanbul, 2012; hardbound, quatro, 15 pages of plates with corresponding pages of descriptions (377 coins); $80.00 (€71.20)
Mylasa, , c. 2nd Century B.C.
Mylasa (Milas, Turkey today) was often mentioned by ancient writers. The first mention is from early 7th century B.C., when Arselis, a Carian leader from Mylasa, helped Gyges in his fight for the Lydian throne. Under , Mylasa was the chief city of . Mylasa joined the Delian League c. 455 B.C., but Persian rule was by 400. Mylasa was the hometown and first capital of the Hecatomnid dynasty, nominally Persian satraps, but practically kings of and the surrounding region, 377 - 352 B.C. In the Hellenistic era, the city was contested by Alexander's successors, but prospered. Mylasa was severely damaged in the Roman Civil War in 40 B.C., but again regained prosperity under Roman rule.GB67789. Bronze AE 13, 34; 422; 226; p. 129, 11; 6528; 4911, VF, light corrosion, 1.915 g, maximum 12.5 mm, 0o, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, 2nd century B.C.; free horse trotting right; ornamented trident , M−Y flanking shaft; $75.00 (€66.75)
, Eupolemos, for Kassander, 315 - 311 B.C., Mylasa,
In 314, Kassander sent Eupolemus to invade , but he was surprised and captured by Ptolemy, a general for . He must have been soon freed, as the next year he was commanding the forces Kassander left behind in , when he moved against .GB77500. Bronze AE 18, p. 128, 1; 21; 221; ( 10) 1166; 8049; 435; -, VF, pitting, marks, 3.551 g, maximum 17.6 mm, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, 314 B.C.; three Macedonian shields overlapping and leaning together, spear heads on bosses; EYΠO/ΛEMOY, sword in sheath, with strap, (control) below; ex Gitbud & Naumann e-auction 5 (6 Apr 2014), lot 266; $65.00 (€57.85)
Bargylia, , 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
According to myth, Bargylia, on the coast of between Iasos and Myndus, was founded by in of his companion Bargylos, who had been killed by a kick from . Near Bargylia was the Temple of Kindyas. Strabo reports the local belief that rain would fall around the temple but never touch it.GB90110. Bronze AE 20, p. 72, 11; -; -; -, F, green , 4.614 g, maximum 20.5 mm, 315o, Bargylia (Bogazici, Turkey) mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; Pegasos flying right; BAPΓYΛ/HTΩN (in two lines, starting downward on right, ending downward on left), stag standing right; ex Ancient Imports; very ; $50.00 (€44.50)
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