MILETOS

Ancient Coins - MILETOS
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ASIA MINOR. THE CITY OF MILETOS, IONIA. SILVER HEMIDRACHM. OF 1,54 GRAM. 352-325 BC.

Head of Apollo facing to the left.  Wearing a laurel-wreath. rev. Lion standing to the left, it,s head turned
back to face to right, a star above. City monogram before. Below magistrate,s name in the exergue.
See: Deppert-Lippitz 149.  SNG. Kayhan  495.. a rare nominal. Nicely toned and almost extremely fine.

Unlike other cities of Asia Minor, Miletos did not strike an autonomous silver coinage in the early
fourth century BC. The city had strong Carian connections, although it is not clear whether it was an
outright Hekatomnid possession or whether it was just closely involved with the Carian satraps.
It may have served as a mint for Hekatomnos and Maussollos, and the Milesians erected statues of
Hidrieus and Ada at Delphi as late as the early 340,s.
The coinage is homogeneous in character and cannot have been struck for much longer than a decade.

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