Kaunos — A settlement in Caria
Kaunos was a city of ancient Caria and in Anatolia, a few km west of the modern town of Dalyan, Turkey.

Kaunos was an important sea port, the history of which is supposed to date back till the 10th century BC. Because of the formation of İztuzu Beach and the silting of the former Bay of Dalyan (from approx. 200 BC onwards), Kaunos is now located about 8 km from the coast.

In fact, due to the silting of the delta and the ports, Kaunos soon lost its important function as a trade port. After Caria had been captured by Turkish tribes and the serious malaria epidemic of the 15th century AD, Kaunos was completely abandoned.

Modern location: Dalyan, Turkey
(1) Kaunos
An AR Stater struck 450-430 BC in Kaunos
Obverse: Iris? running left holding kerykeion and wreath

Reverse: Baetyl, granulated patterns resembling birds on either side

Diameter: 20.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.7 g
ex CNG 2002 ex Forum Ancient Coins ex Aurea numismatika 2011
Dewing 2359 (same dies); Konuk, "The Early Coinage of Kaunos" in Studies Price 94 (O36/R35); Troxell, "Winged Carians" in Essays Thompson p. 260, 26
(2) Kaunos
An AE unit struck 390-370 BC in Kaunos
Obverse: head of Apollo facing

Reverse: sphinx standing left; (upside down) Δ _ Γ

Diameter: 8 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.85 g
No notes for this coin
Klein 526; H. Troxell, Winged Carians, Essays Thompson p. 261, 30; K. Konuk, The Early Coinage of Kaunos, Studies Price p. 214, 117
(3) Kaunos
An AE unit struck 390-290 BC in Kaunos
Obverse: head of Apollo slightly right

Reverse: sphinx standing left; Δ _ Γ

Diameter: 8.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1 g
No notes for this coin
Troxell (1979), pg. 261, 30; SNG Keckman 828; Troxell, Carians in Miniature, 30