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 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) 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...
(6) 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...