AR Obol of Hekatomnos 392-377 BC., Satrap of Caria, Roaring lion/Incuse square, Miletos mint, rare

Ancient Coins - AR Obol of Hekatomnos 392-377 BC., Satrap of Caria, "Roaring lion/Incuse square", Miletos mint, rare
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Reign

Hekatomnos 392-377 BC., Satraps of Caria (Achaemenid Empire, Persia)

Denomination

AR Obol (1/12 Stater), Milesian standard

Date Struck

after 386 BC.

Mint

Miletos

Obverse

Head of roaring lion left, E on bridge of nose

Reverse

Incuse square containing ornamented star

Weight

1.02 grams

Diameter

10/9 mm

Reference

SNG Kayhan 864; Pozzi 2482; Klein 505

Grade

Very fine, rare

Comments


As part of the Achaemenid Empire, Caria in the fourth century BC. was under the rule of a family of semi-independent satraps known collectively as the Hekatomnids, named 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., one of the most important Ionian cities.


Hekatomnos struck the first coins for the Carian satrapy, copying the lion types of Miletos. The clear Milesian influence on his coins suggests that Hekatomnos struck these coins there.


Ancient Coins - AR Obol of Hekatomnos 392-377 BC., Satrap of Caria,
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