Ancient Coinage of Mylasa, Caria


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Mylasa, ancient capital of Caria; modern Milas in Turkey, half way between Bargyla and Stratonikeia, had a universal reputation for its rich deposits of marble. It struck civic, semi-autonomous and provincial coins from Augustus to Valerian.

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CITY COINAGE
Akarca 1Mylasa, Caria. Circa 2nd Century BC. AR Rhodian Drachm (2.51 gm). Radiate head of Helios; eagle on cheek / Rose with single bud. TextImage
BMC 9Mylasa, Caria. AE15, 3.72 gr. 210-30 BC. Horse standing right, front foreleg raised; round countermark / MYΛAΣEΩN, ornamented trident. McClean 8503; SNG Cop 423; Sear 4912; BMC 9-10; Weber 6529; Waddington 2450.TextImage
BMC 11Mylasa, Caria. 210-30 BC, AE13 mm, 1.21 gr. Horse standing right, foreleg raised / M-Y, Ornamented trident. Akarca 34; Mionnet VI, 352; Weber 6528; SNG von Aulock 2619; SNG Cop 422; BMC 11; Waddington 2452; Sear 4911.TextImage
BMC 14Mylasa, Caria. AE11, civic issue, 210-30 BC. Bipennis / MYΛAΣEΩN, ornate trident head. BMC 14; Akarca Mylasa 23-26; SNG Tuebingen 3437; Imhoof MG 70A; SNG Cop 424; Mionnet III, 298.TextImage
Imhoof MG 67Mylasa, Caria, AE10. 210-30 BC. 0.39 g. Eagle standing right in the centre of a shield / MYΛA-ΣEΩN, crest of a helmet right. Imhoof MG 67-68; Akarca Mylasa 21; Philipsen 2363.TextImage
Lindgren A653AMylasa, Caria AE15. ca 314 BC. Horse trotting right / MYΛAΣEΩN, ornamented trident. TextImage
Mionnet Supp II, 6Mylasa, Caria. AE20, 314 BC. Struck in the name of Eupolemus, a general of Kassander. Three shields each decorated with double crescents / EYΠO-ΛEMOY above and beneath sword in sheath with strap. ΠYΡ monogram below. SNG Tuebingen 3333; Mionnet Supp II, 6; Mionnet VI, 311 ("incertains"); SNG von Aulock 2378 var (monogram).TextImage
SNG Keckman 234Mylasa or Myndus, Caria. AE, 400-200 BC. Laureate head of Zeus or Poseidon right / MY, dolphin swimming right over trident head. Keckman 234-235; SNG v. Aul. 2114 (as Myos, Ionia).TextImage
SNG Keckman 925Mylasa, Caria, 525-494 BC. AR Tetartemorion 6 mm, 0.20 gr. Forepart of lion right, head left / Bird standing left, three dots to left and right (six dots in all), all within incuse square. SNG Keckman 925.TextImage
SNG Turkey 940cfMylasa, Caria AR 1/48 Stater of Milesian Standard (0.26g). 5th Century BC. Lion head left / bird standing left between two pellets, all within incuse square. TextImage
SNG vA 1820Mylasa, Caria. 420-390 BC. AR Tetartemorion 6 mm, 0.23 gr. Head of roaring lion lion / Head of Apollo facing slightly left. SNG von Aulock 1820; SNG Keckman 847; Troxell Mildenberg 2A.TextImage
SNG vA 7803Mylasa, Caria, AR Hemiobol; ca 450-400 BC. 0.58gr. Facing forepart of lion with legs left and right / Scorpion in incuse square. SNG Kayhan 934; SNG Keckman 917; SNG Cop 379 (Uncertain of Asia Minor); SNG von Aulock 7803.TextImage
SNG vA 8049Mylasa, Caria. Strategos Eupolemos, 295-280 BC. AE 17mm, 4,76gr. Three overlapping Macedonian shields, the outer two with spearheads in the centre / EYΠO-ΛEMOY above and beneath sword in sheath; bipennis (double axe) below. SNG Keckmann 221-224; BMC 1-3; SNG von Aulock 8049; Lindgren III A435A.TextImage
Traite 750cfMylasa?, Caria ca 530 BC. AR Sixth Stater. Lion forepart right / Incuse punch. TextImage
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Weidauer 166Uncertain (Mylasa?), Caria. Mid 6th century BC. EL 1/48 Stater. Lydo-Milesian standard. Facing head of lion / Scorpion within incuse square. Weidauer 166-167; SNG Kayhan 925-927. TextImage
Sear 3575Mylasa, Caria AR Stater. ca 500 BC. Forepart of bounding lion left / Incuse square divided by broad band. Kraay, ACGC pl. 5, 100.
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Sear 4909Mylasa, Caria. Eupolemos, general of Kassander. 295-280 BC. AE19. Three overlapping Macedonian shields, the outer two with spearheads in the center / EYΠO-ΛEMOY, sword in a sheath; bipennis below. SNG Helsinki 223-224, BMC 1-3. TextImage
Sear 4911Mylasa, Caria. ca 210-30 BC. AE12, 1.83 gr. Horse trotting right, front left foreleg raised / M-Y, ornamented trident with head downwards. Akarca Mylasa 34-35; Mionnet VI 352; Weber 6528; SNG von Aulock 2619; SNG Cop 422; BMC 11; Waddington 2452; Sear 4911.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2790Augustus, AE22 of Mylasa, Caria. 27 BC-AD 14. 5.14 g. No legend, bare head right / MYΛACEΩN, head of Zeus right, wearing laureate polos. RPC I 2790; Akarca Mylasa 43; BMC 20.TextImage
RPC 2792Augustus, AE26 of Mylasa, Caria. 27 BC-AD 14. 7.81 g. ΣEBAΣTOΣ MYΛAΣEΩN, Augustus in quadriga galloping right / ΘΛAΣ-TOΣ A-NEΘH-KEN legend in four lines within wreath. RPC I 2792; Akarca Mylasa 49-50; SNG Cop 426; SNG von Aulock 2624; Franke KZR 194; Mionnet Supp VI, 364.TextImage
RPC 2794Augustus, AE21 of Mylasa, Caria. 27 BC-AD 14. 7.81 g. ΣEBAΣTOΣ MYΛAΣEΩN, laureate head right / ΘΛAΣ-TOΣ A-NEΘH-KEN legend in four lines. RPC I 2794; BMC 21; Akarca Mylasa 47; Waddington 2456; SNG von Aulock 2623.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 28Antoninus Pius, AE20 of Mylasa, Caria. 138-161 AD. KAICAΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / MYΛA-CEΩN, draped bust of Faustina right, hair coiled on top of head. BMC 28; Mionnet III, 310; SNG Tuebingen 3454. TextImage
BMC 28 (2)Antoninus Pius and Faustina I, AE21 of Mylasa, Caria. AD 138-161. 7.83 g. KAICAΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right/ MYΛACEΩN, draped bust of Faustina I right, wearing stephane. BMC 28; Akarca Mylasa 63; Weber 3157; Mionnet III, 310; SNG Tuebingen 3454.TextImage
SNG vA 2626Antoninus Pius. AE24 of Mylasa, Caria. M AVΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / MYΛA-CEΩN, Cult statue of Zeus Labraundus facing. SNG von Aulock 2626; Akarca 66; Mionnet 372.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
SNG vA 8115Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AE35 of Mylasa, Caria. AD 161-169. 28.67 g. A K M A ANTΩNEINOC C A K Λ AI BHΡOC CE, laureate and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right facing laureate and draped bust of Lucius Verus left / MYΛACEΩN, Zeus Osogoas holding trident, on the left, beside Zeus Labraundos, holding bipennis and spear on the right, both standing facing. Akarca 68; Mionnet III, 311; SNG von Aulock 8115.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
SNG Cop 432Septimius Severus AE 25mm of Mylasa, Caria. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / M-Y-ΛA-CE-Ω-N in three lines across fields, combined trident and bipennis, crab below, all within wreath. SNG vA 2627.TextImage
CARACALLA
Akarca 83Caracalla AE37 medallion of Mylasa, Caria. AY K M AΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MYΛACEΩN, Tetrastyle temple with cult statue of Zeus Labraundos, wearing polos and holding double-axe and sceptre within; the apex is ornamented with birds to left and right of a central disk. Akarca Mylasa 83; SNG Cop 436; BMC 35 var (obv legend).TextImage
Akarca 88Caracalla and Plautilla, AE42 of Mylasa, Caria. AD 197-217. AY K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB OYΛBIA ΠΛAYTIΛA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right, facing draped bust of Plautilla left / MYΛACEΩN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms, facing Asklepios standing half-left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Akarca 88; Mionnet III, 319.TextImage
BMC 33Caracalla, AE28 of Mylasa, Caria. AD 198-217. 11.78 g. AY K MAΡ AY ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MYΛACEΩN, Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre, stag at foot left, its head turned back. BMC 33; Akarca Mylasa 81; Dieudonné 68 in RN 1902; Welzl 5983.TextImage
BMC 34Caracalla, AE30 of Mylasa, Caria. 20.99 g. AD 198-217. AY K M AΡ AY ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MYΛACEΩN, river-god Kybersos reclining left, holding corn-ears and poppy, cornucopiae behind him. BMC 34; Akarca Mylasa 82; Imhoof FG 296; SNG von Aulock 2628.TextImage
BMC 37Caracalla and Geta, AE40 of Mylasa, Caria. ..ANTΩNINOC..ΓETAC KAICAΡ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right, facing bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta left / MYΛACEΩN, statue of Zeus Osogoa standing right, holding trident and eagle, facing statue of Zeus Labraundos, standing left, holding double-axe and spear. Akarca Mylasa 87; BMC 37.TextImage
GETA
Akarca 92Geta AE34 of Mylasa, Caria. AD 198-209. ΠO CEΠTIMIOC ΓETAC KAIC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / MYΛACEΩN, tetrastyle temple with statue of Zeus Labraundos standing facing within, polos on head, holding labrys (double axe) and staff. Akarca Mylasa 92; Hirsch Coll. 1538 (with KAIC).TextImage
SGI 2841 Geta AE37 of Mylasa, Caria. ΠO CEΠTIMIOC ΓETAC, draped & cuirassed bust right / MYΛACEΩN, tetrastyle temple with cult statue of Zeus Labraundos standing facing within, wearing polos, holding labrys and spear, BMC 38, SNG vA 2630. TextImage
SNG Cop 437Geta, AE35 of Mylasa, Caria. 198-209 AD. ΠO CEΠTIMIOC ΓETAC KAI, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / MYΛACEΩN, tetrastyle temple with cult statue of Zeus Labraundos, standing facing within, wearing polos, holding labrys and spear. Mionnet 3, 322; SNG Cop 437; Hunter Coll. 2-3; BMC 38; SNG Von Aulock 2630.TextImage
SNG vA 2630Geta, AE36 of Mylasa, Caria. ΠO CEΠTIMIOC ΓETA, bare-headed, draped bust right / MYΛACEΩN, tetrastyle temple with cult statue of Zeus Labraundos, standing facing within, wearing polos, holding labrys and spear. Akarka 90; SNG von Aulock 2630; SNG Copenhagen 437.TextImage

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