Coins from Lycia
Lycia lies on the southern coast of Anatolia. In 546 B.C. the local population was decimated, and the area received an influx of Persians.

Intermittently free after the Greeks defeated the Achaemenid Empire, it briefly joined the Athenian Empire, seceded and became independent, was under the Persians again, revolted again, was conquered by Mausolus of Caria, returned to the Persians, and went under Macedonian hegemony. Lycia was totally Hellenized under the Macedonians.

Under the Romans Lycia was allowed home rule under the Lycian League, a federation with republican principles. In AD 43 Claudius dissolved the league and made Lycia a Roman province.


(1) Kherei 440-410 BC
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena left
Reverse: Head of Kherei right, wearing bashlyk, in pelleted round border within incuse circle.
Ref: Falghera -; SNG Copenhagen Suppl. -...
(2) Lycia 480/470-430 BC
Obverse: Pegasos left; •
Reverse: triskeles within dot circle
Ref: Cf. Falghera 73 (stater, square inc...
(3) Mithrapata 390-370 BC
Obverse: Facing scalp of lion
Reverse: Triskeles within incuse square
Ref: Müseler VII.91-2, SNG Copenhagen Su...
(4) Perikles 380-360 BC
Obverse: lionskin facing
Reverse: triskeles, laureate bust of Apollo facing ΠEP_IKΛE (in lycian script)
Ref: SNG Copenhagen -; SNG v. Aulock -. ...
(5) Phaselis c. 500-440 BC
Obverse: Prow of galley right; uncertain controlmark below
Reverse: Stern of galley left; ΦAΣ
Ref: SNG von Aulock-; Cf Heipp-Tamer 72
(6) Trajan 98-99 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; AYT KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM
Reverse: owl standing on two lyres; ΔHM EΞ__YΠAT B
Ref: BMC 10; SNG Copenhagen 45; SNG von ...
(7) Uvug 470-440 BC
Obverse: Forepart of winged human-headed bull right
Reverse: Male? head right; OFOV (Uvug) within incuse square
Ref: Babelon, Traité, 315 ff var.; SNG v...
(8) 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...