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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Caria| > |Mylasa| > GS81138
Mylasa, Caria, c. 170 - 130 B.C.
|Mylasa|, |Mylasa,| |Caria,| |c.| |170| |-| |130| |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.
GS81138. Silver drachm, SNG Kayhan 844, aVF, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, weight 2.074g, maximum diameter 15.2mm, die axis 0o, c. 170 - 130 B.C.; obverse facing head of Helios, hair loose, bird in front of right cheek; reverse rose with bud to right; SOLD











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