Coins from Lycian Dynasts
Lycia is an area in Asia Minor - in ancient times it was populated by a people who many claim were the descendants of the Luwians. When Lycia was conquered by the Persians in 546 BC, they encountered stiff resistance - so much that they soon preferred a client state to direct control.

The firts Lycian dynast seems to have been called Kosikas, and ruled from around 525 BC to 520 BC. He was succeeded by Kubernis, who rules until 480 BC, and so on until Perikle - the last Lycian dynast - in 380-360 BC, after which the Persians seem to have reestablished direct control following a rebellion.

A great deal of confusion and uncertainty exists concerning the precise chronology of the Lycian Dynasts.
Lycian Dynasts
(1) Kherei
An AR Obol struck 440-410 BC in Xanthos?
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena left

Reverse: Head of Kherei right, wearing bashlyk, in pelleted round border within incuse circle.

Diameter: 9 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.59 g
No notes for this coin
Falghera -; SNG Copenhagen Suppl. -; Traité II 352 var.
(2) Lycia
An AR 1/6 Stater struck 480/470-430 BC in Xanthos?
Obverse: Pegasos left; •

Reverse: triskeles within dot circle

Diameter: 10.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.4 g
uncertain dynast, ex Roma Numismatics
Cf. Falghera 73 (stater, square incuse); SNG Copenhagen Supp. –; SNG von Aulock 8469 (tetrobol, square incuse); BMC 123 var. (Pegasos right, no pellet)
An AR Diobol struck 390-370 BC in Xanthos?
Obverse: Facing scalp of lion

Reverse: Triskeles within incuse square

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.2 g
No notes for this coin
Müseler VII.91-2, SNG Copenhagen Supp. 476.
An AR 1/3 Stater struck 380-360 BC in Limyra?
Obverse: lionskin facing

Reverse: triskeles, laureate bust of Apollo facing ΠEP_IKΛE (in lycian script)

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
Lycian Dynasts; Limyra was the capital of Perikles' possessions
SNG Copenhagen -; SNG v. Aulock -. Extremely Rare, SNG Keckman II 495; Traité II 494
(5) Uvug
An AR Obol struck 470-440 BC in Xanthos?
Obverse: Forepart of winged human-headed bull right

Reverse: Male? head right; OFOV (Uvug) within incuse square

Diameter: 7 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.7 g
No notes for this coin
Babelon, Traité, 315 ff var.; SNG von Aulock 4119 var. (tetrobol)
An AR Diobol struck 440-430 BC in Xanthos
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.

Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; diskeles to right; all within incuse square

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.3 g
Apparently rare.
Müseler V.11; Vismara, Wekhssere, 62