Mylasa — A settlement in Caria
Mylasa was an important city in Caria, and is attested in writing from the 7th century BC.

During Persian rule, Mylasa was the capital city of Caria. A dynasty was established by Hekatomnos in the 4th Century BC, and were officially subjects of the Persians - but Greek in language and culture.

Between 377-352 BC it was ruled by Mausolus, who brought it great wealth and importance, and from whom the name 'Mausoleum' comes.


Modern location: Milas, Turkey
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An AR Hemiobol struck 392-377 BC in Mylasa
Obverse: Head of roaring lion left

Reverse: Facing head of lion with forelegs at sides

Diameter: 8 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.48 g
No notes for this coin
Konuk, Coin M7 var; Troxell, Carians , Group 1B var; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Keckman 837-40 var.
(2) Mylasa
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An AE unit struck c. 210-30 BC in Mylasa
Obverse: labrys

Reverse: wide ornamented trident; MYΛA / ΣEΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Akarca 26; SNG Cop 424; BMC Caria p. 129, 14 - 16; Lindgren 654; SNGvA -,
(3) Mylasa
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An unit struck 200-100 BC in Mylasa
Obverse: horse right

Reverse: ornamented trident; M_Y

Diameter: 10.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.3 g
No notes for this coin
Akarca 34; SNG Cop 422; SNG Keckman 226; BMC Caria p. 129, 11; Weber 6528; SGCV II 4911