Phokaia — A settlement in Ionia
Phokaia was an ancient Ionian Greek city on the western coast of Anatolia.

Colonists from Phocaea founded the colony of Massalia (Marseille) in 600 BC, Emporion (Empúries) in 575 BC and Elea (Velia) in 540 BC.

Phocaea remained independent until the reign of the Lydian king Croesus (circa 560–545 BC), when they fell under Lydian control, and then were conquered by Cyrus the Great of Persia in 546 BC.

During the Hellenistic period it fell under Seleucid, then Attalid rule. In the Roman period, the town was a manufacturing center for ceramic vessels, including the late Roman Phocaean red slip.

Modern location: Foça, Turkey
(1) Phokaia
An AE unit struck c. 350-300 BC in Phokaia
Obverse: head of Hermes left with petasos

Reverse: forepart of a griffin left; BATIΣ

Diameter: 20.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.12 g
No notes for this coin
SNG KOP 23 1041
(2) Phokaia
An EL Hekte struck 478-387 BC in Phokaia
Obverse: female head left wearing sakkos and earrings; seal downwards

Reverse: quadripartite incuse square

Diameter: 10 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.49 g
No notes for this coin
Bodenstedt Em. 92.; CNG E-Auction 418 lot 279
(3) Phokaia | Teos
An AR Tetartemorion struck 521-478 BC in Phokaia | Teos
Obverse: head of griffin left

Reverse: incuse square

Diameter: 6 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.28 g
No notes for this coin
Cf. Hirsch 221, lot 331, BMC 88-89