Stratonikeia (Caria) - A settlement in Caria
Stratoknikeia was one of the most important towns in the interior of Caria. It was situated on the east-southeast of Mylasa, and on the south of the river Marsyas.

According to Strabo, it was founded by the Seleucid king Antiochus I Soter (281–261 BC), who named it after his wife Stratonice. Under the succeeding Seleucid kings, Stratonikeia was adorned with splendid and costly buildings. At a later time in the 3rd century BC it was ceded to the Rhodians.

In 167 BC the whole of Caria was declared free by the Roman Republic. From this point starts the city's independent coinage, which was to last until the times of the emperor Gallienus (253–268)

Modern location:

(1) Stratonikeia (Caria) 168-27 BC
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: eagle; P_A / C_T
Ref: BMC 13 var. SNG Cop. 486 var.