Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Anatolia > Lycia > GS87793
Phaselis, Lycia, c. 530 - 520 B.C.
Phaselis was founded in 690 BC by settlers from the island of Rhodes. In the same year, the great Rhodian seafarers also founded Gela, on the island of Sicily, thus extending their influence across the Greek world. The colony of Phaselis was the one purely Greek city in Lycia and differed in language, culture, and alphabet from the adjacent cities of the region. It should be noted that the coinage of Phaselis is among the earliest, if not the earliest, of all silver coinage struck in Asia Minor. Struck circa 530 B.C., this coin is roughly contemporary with the silver issues of King Kroisos of Lydia and represents the dawn of this medium of exchange in Asia Minor.
GS87793. Silver stater
Series 3, Em. 1a, 25-27 (V-/R25 [unlisted obv.
III 7291; SNG Cop
-; SNG Delepierre
-; BMC Lycia
-, VF, tight flan
cutting off nose of boar
, bumps and marks, test cut
, Phaselis (near Tekirova, Turkey) mint, weight
10.967g, maximum diameter
20.2mm, c. 530 - 520 B.C.; obverse
Prow of galley right in the form of an abstract boar's head
, with foreleg and large apotropaic
eye, three round shields on gunwale; reverse incuse
square punch, random wear pattern within; $750.00
Catalog current as of Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Page created in 0.424 seconds.