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Mylasa, Caria, 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 Persia, Mylasa was the chief city of Caria. Mylasa joined the Delian League c. 455 B.C., but Persian rule was restored by 400. Mylasa was the hometown and first capital of the Hecatomnid dynasty, nominally Persian satraps, but practically kings of Caria 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, Akarca
34; SNG Cop
422; SNG Keckman
226; BMC Caria
p. 129, 11; Weber
6528; SGCV II
4911, VF, light corrosion, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, weight
1.915g, maximum diameter
12.5mm, die axis
, 2nd century B.C.; obverse
free horse trotting right; reverse
ornamented trident head
, M−Y flanking shaft; $50.00
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 20, 2018.
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