Coins from Caria
Caria was a region of western Anatolia extending along the coast from mid-Ionia (Mycale) south to Lycia and east to Phrygia. The Ionian and Dorian Greeks colonized the west of it and joined the Carian population in forming Greek-dominated states there.

This category also traditionally includes the Carian Islands, of which Rhodos is the largest and most important.

Rhodes was an important slave-trading center, and known for The Colossus of Rhodes - a huge statue of Helios measuring 32 meters built in 280 B.C. but destroyed by an earthquake later in that century. It has inspired many later sculptures including the Statue of Liberty.

Caria

(1) Alabanda | Alexander III 169-168 BC
Obverse: Head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Reverse: Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle, Pegasos left; AΛEΞANΔPOY, E
Ref: Price 2464
(2) Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD
Obverse: bare head right; CEB_A_CTOC
Reverse: Athena standing left, holding spear and shield; Π_AIΩNIOY CYNAPXIA ANTI / OXEΩN
Ref: RPC 2834; BMC 28; SNG Munich 76.
(3) Augustus 37-41 AD
Obverse: ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Head of Divus Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: AΦPOΔIΣIEΩN, Cult statue of Aphrodite
Ref: RPC I 2844
(4) Caligula 37-41 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; ΓAIOΣ__KAIΣAP
Reverse: diademed head of Aphrodite right; AΦPOΔI_ΣIEΩN
Ref: RPC I 2845; BMC 97-8.
(5) Caria | Mylasa? 420-390 BC
Obverse: forepart of lion right
Reverse: pigeon left, pellet above and below
Ref: SNG Kayhan 947
(6) Gallienus 253-268 AD
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left from behind; ΑV ΚΑΙ ΠΟ ΛI ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC
Reverse: Radiate emperor riding right on horse, throwing spear, holding reins; A_Φ_P_O_Δ_I / CIEΩ_N
Ref: BMC 140; MacDonald pg. 145f., Type ...
(7) Halikarnassos c. 400-340 BC
Obverse: head of ram right
Reverse: head of young male right, ?
Ref: SNG Helsinki 873; SNG Kayhan 996, S...
(8) Hekatomnos 392-377 BC
Obverse: Head of roaring lion left
Reverse: Facing head of lion with forelegs at sides
Ref: Konuk, Coin M7 var; Troxell, Carian...
(9) Kaunos 450-430 BC
Obverse: Iris? running left holding kerykeion and wreath
Reverse: Baetyl, granulated patterns resembling birds on either side
Ref: Dewing 2359 (same dies); Konuk, "Th...
(10) Kaunos 390-370 BC
AE unit Kaunos
Obverse: head of Apollo facing
Reverse: sphinx standing left; (upside down) Δ _ Γ
Ref: Klein 526; H. Troxell, Winged Caria...
(11) Kaunos 390-290 BC
AE unit Kaunos
Obverse: head of Apollo slightly right
Reverse: sphinx standing left; Δ _ Γ
Ref: Troxell (1979), pg. 261, 30; SNG Ke...
(12) Keramos c. 400-200 BC
AE unit Keramos
Obverse: bull right; ΞE
Reverse: dolphin right; ΔYO
Ref: CNG coin ,lot 702; Cf. Lindgren III...
(13) Kos 500-480 BC
Obverse: crab
Reverse: quadripartite incuse square
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 615-6 (diobols); HGC...
(14) Mygissos 350-300 BC
Obverse: laureate head of Poseidon right
Reverse: dolphin right, trident below; MY
Ref: SNG Kayhan 857 (Myous); SNG Cop. 10...
(15) Mylasa c. 210-30 BC
AE unit Mylasa
Obverse: labrys
Reverse: wide ornamented trident; MYΛA / ΣEΩN
Ref: Akarca 26; SNG Cop 424; BMC Caria p...
(16) Rhodos 229-205 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: P - O, Rose with bud to right. Control: TE to left
Ref: Ashton 234; HGC 6, 1469.
(17) Rhodos 88-85 BC
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right.
Reverse: Rose with bud to right. Control: Isis headdress to right; all within incuse square
Ref: Jenkins 246; HGC 6, 1461
(18) Rhodos 170-150 BC
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right
Reverse: APTEMΩN / P-O, rose with bud to right, hook to left; all within incuse square.
Ref: Jenkins 50; SNG Helsinki 658. VF
(19) Rhodos 188-170 BC
Obverse: radiate head of Helios right
Reverse: rose with bud to right, pileus left all within incuse square; ΣTAΣIΩN / P_O
Ref: Jenkins, Rhodian, Group A, 13; cf. ...
(20) Rhodos c. 316-304 BC
Obverse: Helios head facing slightly right
Reverse: rose, grape cluster left, bud to the right; POΔION / E
Ref: Ashton, Colossus Series 1b. SNG Kec...
(21) Rhodos 338-304 BC
AE unit Rhodos
Obverse: Head of nymph Rhodos right
Reverse: P - O / Σ. Rose with bud right.
Ref: BMC 108 ff. var. (letter).
(22) Rhodos 180-84 BC
AE unit Rhodos
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right
Reverse: P-O, rose; all within incuse square
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 860; SNG Keckman 702...
(23) Rhodos 305 - 275 BC
Obverse: Head of Helios facing slightly right
Reverse: Rose with bud to right, POΔION above, star and Δ to left
Ref: Ashton 170; HGC 6, 1443
(24) Rhodos | Artemon 150 - 125 BC
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right
Reverse: Rose with bud to right, shield in left field; ΑΡΤΕΜΩΝ above P-O across fields
Ref: Jenkins 1989, 61; BMC 251; HGC 6, 1...
(25) Salonina 254-268 AD
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust with crescent right; IOY KOPN_CAΛΩNINA
Reverse: Tyche standing half left, wearing kalathos, long garment and mantle, holding rudder and cornucopia; AΦPOΔE_ICIEΩN
Ref: MacDonald Type 233; SNG von Aulock ...
(26) 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.
(27) Tabae 100-1 BC
Obverse: head of Zeus right
Reverse: Artemis standing right, quiver on shoulder, holding torch and arrow; APTEMΩΝ ΠΑΠΙΟΥ__AP TABHNΩΝ
Ref: BMC Greek (Caria, Cos, Rhodes) 19.p...