SATRAPS of CARIA. Maussolos. Circa 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm

Ancient Coins - SATRAPS of CARIA. Maussolos. Circa 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm
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SATRAPS of CARIA. Maussolos. Circa 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21,5x21mm, 14,72g). Halikarnassos mint. Struck circa 370-360 BC. Head of Apollo facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath, drapery around neck / Zeus Labraundos standing right;, MAYΣΣΩΛΛO to right. Konuk, Identities 21; Babelon, Perses 397 var. (no monogram); Traité II 95; SNG von Aulock 2358; SNG Kayhan 873; BMC 8. 
 
As part of the Achaemenid Empire, Caria in the fourth century BC was under the rule of a family of semi-independent satraps known as the Hekatomnids after the dynasty's founder, Hekatomnos. Born in Mylasa, Hekatomnos was appointed satrap of Caria by Artaxerxes II after the fall of Tissaphernes in 392/1 BC and was later given control of Miletos in 386 BC. Interested in Hellenic culture (and possibly hedging his diplomatic bets), Hekatomnos sent his youngest son, Pixodaros, to Athens as part of a deputation; his older son, Maussolos, was bound by xenia , or guest friendship, with Agesilaus, king of Sparta. Hekatomnos died in 377/6 BC and was succeeded by Maussolos. 
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