Xanthos - A settlement in Lycia
Xanthos was the name of a city in ancient Lycia, and of the river on which the city is situated.

The ruins of Xanthos are on the south slopes of a hill, the ancient acropolis, located on the northern outskirts of the modern city, on the left bank of the Xanthus, which flows beneath the hill.

Xanthos is the Greek appellation of Arñna, a city originally speaking the Lycian language. It was a center of culture and commerce for the Lycians, and later for the Persians, Greeks and Romans who in turn conquered the city and occupied the adjacent territory.

Modern location: Kınık, Turkey

(1) Vekhssere I 440-430 BC
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; diskeles to right; all within incuse square
Ref: Müseler V.11; Vismara, Wekhssere, 6...