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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Alexander the Great| > SH05019
Phaselis, Lycia, 206 - 205 B.C., Civic Issue in the Name of Alexander the Great
Phaselis was under Ptolemaic control from 209 to 197 B.C., when Antiochus III took control. Antiochus III formally took possession of the Egyptian territories in Anatolia through the Peace of Lysimachia in 195. Despite the vicissitudes of the area, Phaselis seems to have retained significant autonomy and struck Alexander type tetradrachms with remarkable continuity from 218 - 185 B.C. The series ended shortly after the conclusion of the Apamea treaty, when Phaselis and the other cities of Lycia were handed over to the Kingdom of Rhodes. From 190 to 160 B.C. it remained under Rhodeian hegemony. After 160 B.C. Phaselis was absorbed into the Lycian confederacy under Roman rule. In the 1st century B.C., the city was taken over by the pirate Zekenites for a period until his defeat by the Romans.
SH05019. Silver tetradrachm, Heipp-Tamer 248 (V27/R86), Price 2853, Cohen DCA 315, aMS, Lycia, Phaselis (near Tekirova, Turkey) mint, weight 16.72g, maximum diameter 32.7mm, die axis 0o, 206 - 205 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, IΓ / Φ left; near Mint State, lustrous; SOLD










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