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 ; $120.00 (€106.80)
, 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; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 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)
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; $60.00 (€53.40)
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