Ancient Coinage of Lycia, Masikytes


Lycian League, Masikytes or Masicytes or Masicytus; a mountainous district in Lycia; the mint was probably at the town of Myra.

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BMC 7Masikytes, Lycia. AR Hemidrachm, 168-43 BC. 16mm, 1.76 g. Λ-Y, Laureate head of Apollo right. / M-A to left and right of lyre, owl in lower left field, all within incuse square. BMC 7; Troxell 98; Walcher 2532; Weber 7274; SNG von Aulock 4327; Waddington 3078; SNG Lockett 3009; Lockett Coll. 2477; SNG Fitz. 5035.TextImage
BMC 8Masikytes, Lycia. AR Hemidrachm, 31-27 BC. 16mm, 1.90 g. Λ-Y, Laureate head of Apollo right. / M-A to left and right of lyre, upright palm branch in lower left field, all within incuse square. BMC 8; Troxell 108; SNG Fitz. 5037.TextImage
BMC 13Masikytes, Lycia. AR Hemidrachm, 31-27 BC. 16mm, 1.95 g. Λ-Y, Laureate head of Apollo right. / M-A to left and right of lyre, caduceus in lower right field, all within incuse square. BMC 13; Troxell 109 type 2; SNG Cop 92.TextImage
BMC 16Masikytes, Lycia. AR Hemidrachm, 28-18 BC. 16mm, 1.56 g. Λ-Y, Laureate head of Apollo right. / M-A to left and right of lyre, tripod in lower right field, all within incuse square. BMC 16; Troxell 110; RPC I 3310.TextImage
BMC 19Masikytes, Lycia. AR Hemidrachm, 19 BC-AD 43. 14mm, 1.34 g. Y-Λ, Laureate head of Apollo left. / M-A to left and right of lyre, trident in lower left field, caduceus in lower right field, all within incuse square. BMC 19-20; Troxell 158; SNG Cop 93; SNG Lewis 1027-1028; Whittall III 1190; Dewing 2458; RPC I 3312.TextImage
BMC 19Masikytes, Lycia. AR Hemidrachm, 19 BC-AD 43. 14mm, 1.34 g. Λ-Y (often Y-Λ), Laureate head of Apollo left. / M-A to left and right of lyre, trident in lower left field, caduceus in lower right field, all within incuse square. BMC 19-20; Troxell 158; SNG Cop 93; SNG Lewis 1027-1028; Whittall III 1190; Dewing 2458; RPC I 3312.TextImage
BMC 21Masikytes, Lycia. AR Hemidrachm, 35-30 BC. 13 mm, 1.96 g. Head of Apollo right, hair bound in a taenia. / ΛYKIΩN above, M-A Σ-I to left and right of lyre within incuse square. BMC 21-23; Troxell 103; RPC I 3304; SNG von Aulock 4335; Weber 7276; SNG Cop 95; SNG Tuebingen 4246-4247.TextImage
BMC 36Masikytes, Lycia. AE21, 23-18 BC. 21 mm, 7,27g. Λ-Y, laureate head of Apollo right. / M-A, lyre within wreath. BMC 36; Troxell 202; SNG von Aulock 4345; SNG Tuebingen 4256.TextImage
Imhoof MG 3Masikytes, Lycia. AE16, AD 25-43. M-A, laureate bust of Apollo right, quiver over shoulder right. / M-A, draped bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder. Imhoof MG 3; RPC 3332.TextImage
Rohde 1382Head of Artemis right, quiver behind shoulder / Stag standing right. Note: Coins of this rare series are variously attributed and it is equally plausible that they were struck elsewhere, e.g. in Caria or Ionia. See Troxell 192 below. TextImage
RPC 3325Masikytes, Lycia, AE, 6.51 gr. late 1st century BC-early 1st century AD. Laureate head of Apollo right; Λ-Y to left and right of neck / Apollo Patro÷s standing facing, holding laurel branch in right hand and bow in left hand, M-A across lower fields. Branch in upper right field. RPC 3325; Troxell 213. Sear Greek 5302.TextImage
Troxell 85Lycian League, Masikytes AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, lyre. TextImage
Troxell 87Masikytes. Circa 48-42 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, lyre; plektrum to left. RPC I 3301. TextImage
Troxell 92Lycian League, Masikytes AR Hemidrachm. ca 42 BC, under Brutus. Head of Apollo right / M-A, lyre, filleted branch to right. TextImage
Troxell 95Masikytes, Lycia AR Hemidrachm, ca 42 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, lyre; palm tied with fillet to right. RPC I 3302. TextImage
Troxell 97Masikytes, Lycia. AR Hemidrachm, 40-35 BC. 16mm, 1.98 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / M-A to left and right of lyre, serpent-entwined omphalos in lower left field, all within incuse square. Troxell 97; McClean 8875; RPC I 3303.TextImage
Troxell 99Masikytes. Circa 39-35 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, lyre; torch to left. RPC I 3303. TextImage
Troxell 103Masikytes. Circa 35-30 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛYKIΩN, M-A Σ-I, lyre. RPC I 3304. TextImage
Troxell 105Lycia, Lycian League. Masikytes. 1st Century BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, Lyre, winged caduceus to right; all within incuse square. TextImage
Troxell 107Masikytes. Circa 30-27 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, lyre; filleted palm branch to left. SNGvA 4333, RPC I 3305. TextImage
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Troxell 109Masikytes. Circa 30-27 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, lyre; winged caduceus to left. RPC I 3305. TextImage
Troxell 109Ľ5Masikytes. Circa 30-27 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, lyre; winged caduceus to right. RPC I 3305. TextImage
Troxell 130Masikytes, Lycia, AR Quarter-Drachm, Lycian league coinage. 1st Century BC. 15mm. Bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder, Λ-Y M-A across fields in two lines, quiver within incuse square, stag's head facing in left field. Troxell 130; Waddington 3081; SNG Cop 96.TextImage
Troxell 131Masikytes, Lycia. AR quarter drachm, 28-18 BC. 0.95 g. Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind shoulder. / Λ-Y M-A to left and right of quiver, filleted branch in left field. Troxell 131; SNG Lockett 3011; Lockett coll. 2478.TextImage
Troxell 132Masikytes, Lycia. AR quarter drachm, 28-18 BC. 14 mm, 0.88 g. Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind shoulder. / Λ-Y M-A to left and right of quiver within incuse square, long torch in left field. Troxell 132; Weber 7277; SNG von Aulock 4336.TextImage
Troxell 135Masikytes, Lycia. AR quarter drachm, 28-18 BC. 12 mm, 0.81 g. ΛY to right of draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind shoulder. / M-A to left and right of quiver within incuse square. No symbols. Troxell 135; BMC 24; RPC 3311.TextImage
Troxell 136Lycia, Masikytes AR Quarter-Drachm. 1st Century BC. Bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder / Λ-Y M-A, quiver within incuse square, branch upright to left. TextImage
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Troxell 139Masikytes, Lycia. AR quarter drachm, 28-18 BC. 13 mm, 1.07 g. Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind shoulder. / Λ-Y M-A to left and right of quiver within incuse square, symbol resembling stag's head in left field. Troxell 139; Waddington 3079; SNG von Aulock 4337; Whittall 1190; SNG Lewis 1029; Sear 5299.TextImage
Troxell 156Masicytus, Lycia, Lycian league coinage, AR hemidrachm, 1.56 gr. 19 BC-43 AD. Laureate head of Apollo left / M-A to left and right of lyre, palm branch to right, all within incuse square. Troxell, Lycian League, 156; BMC 9; Waddington 3083.TextImage
Troxell 170bMasikytes, Lycia. Lycian League. 30-27 BC. AE Half-unit 15mm; 2.4g. L - Y across fields, laureate head of Artemis right with bow and quiver over shoulder / IΠΠO M-A, crossed bow and quiver all within incuse square with dotted border. Troxell 170b (Period V, series A).TextImage
Troxell 192aLycia, Lycian League, Masikytes AE 20mm. Time of Augustus. ΛYKI, bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / MA above stag standing right. SNG Cop 100, RPC I 3319. TextImage
Troxell 192bLycian League, Masicytes AE18 Unit. ca 27-23 BC. Head of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder, ΛY below chin / M-A, stag standing right. BMC 31, RPC I 3319. TextImage
Troxell 213Lycian League. Masikytes. Time of Augustus. AE 22mm. Λ-Y, diademed head of Apollo right / M-A, Apollo Patro÷s standing facing, holding filleted branch in right hand, bow in left. SNGvA 4340, RPC I 3325. TextImage
Troxell 214Masicytes, Lycia, AE23. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo standing, M A at sides. SNG Cop 86. TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 3308Augustus, AR drachm, Masycitus, Lycia. 23 mm. 27-20 BC. L-Y monogram, bare head right / M over A, lyre, tripod in right field. RPC 3308; Troxell 115; Waddington 3115; SNG von Aulock 4347.TextImage
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Troxell 116
Augustus AR Drachm of Lycia, Masicytes. 27-20 BC. Λ-Y, bare head of Augustus right / M-A to left and right of two lyres, aphlaston between them. BMC 37; Troxell 116; Waddington 3111. TextImage
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Troxell 122
Augustus AR Drachm of Lycia, Masicytes. 27-20 BC. Λ-Y, bare head of Augustus right / MA above two lyres, upright grain ear between them. SNG Von Aulock 4353; Troxell 122. TextImage
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Troxell 122.7a
Augustus AR Drachm of Lycia, Masicytes. 27-20 BC. Λ-Y, bare head of Augustus right / MA beneath two lyres, upright grain ear between them. Troxell 122.7a; Weber 7280. TextImage
Entry for Lycia, Masikytes on the Digital Historia Numorum
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