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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Caria| > |Mylasa| > GA96764
Mylasa, Caria, c. 420 - 390 B.C.
|Mylasa|, |Mylasa,| |Caria,| |c.| |420| |-| |390| |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.
GA96764. Silver tetartemorion, HN Online 980; SNG Kayhan 940 - 943; SNG Keckman I 926; SNG Tübingen 3001 (Miletos); SNG Cop -, VF, deeply toned, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, weight 0.158g, maximum diameter 5.4mm, die axis 0o, c. 420 - 390 B.C.; obverse forepart of lion right, head turned back left; reverse bird standing left within incuse square; ex CNG e-auction 459 (8 Jan 2020), lot 268; ex Asher D. Atchick Collection; ex CNG e-sale 1 (4 Sep 2000), lot 60380; $90.00




  







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