Miletos - A settlement in Caria
Miletos was an ancient Greek city on the western coast of Anatolia, near the mouth of the Maeander River in ancient Caria.

By the 6th century B.C., Miletus had earned a maritime empire with many colonies, but brushed up against powerful Lydia at home, and the tyrant Polycrates of its neighbor to the west, Samos. When Cyrus of Persia defeated Croesus of Lydia in the middle of the 6th century B.C., Miletus fell under Persian rule. Miletos, along with most of Anatolia, was taken from Persia by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. Miletos' greatest wealth and splendor was reached during the Hellenistic era and Roman times.

The symbols found on coins of Miletos include the lion, a star, and Apollo.

Modern location: Ruins located near Balat, Turkey.

(1) Alexander III 323-319 BC
AE unit Miletos?
Obverse: Head of young Heracles in lionskin righ
Reverse: Bow in quiver and club; AΛEΞANΔPOY, ?
Ref: Price 2102?
(2) Alexander III 325-323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, monogram on left / AΛEΞANΔPOY
Ref: Price 2121, Müller 847
(3) Miletos 6th-5th Century BC
Obverse: Forepart of a lion left, head right
Reverse: Stellate design within square incuse
Ref: SNG Kayhan 462-75
(4) Miletos 520-500 BC
Obverse: head of lion left
Reverse: star ornament within incuse square
Ref: Pfeiler, 6; SNG von Aulock 2080; BM...
(5) Miletos 520-500 BC
Obverse: head of lion left
Reverse: star ornament within incuse square
Ref: Grose 8210, SNGvA 2081, SNG Cop 944...
(6) Miletos 6th-5th century BC
Obverse: Forepart of lion left, head to right
Reverse: Stellate pattern within incuse square
Ref: SNG Kayhan 462-75
(7) Miletos | Erythrai c. 520-480 BC
Obverse: rosette with central pellet
Reverse: incuse quadrilobe, Stellate pattern of five pellets
Ref: SNG Kayhan 740; Klein 433.