Ancient Coinage of Lycia, Patara



Patara was the major naval and trading port of Lycia at the mouth of the river Xanthos, until it silted up and turned into a malaria-plagued marsh.

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Patara, Lycian league issue, AR hemidrachm. 2.73 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛYKIΩN Π-A above and in fields, lyre. BMC 1; Troxell 16-19; SNG von Aulock 4381; Waddington 3135-3136; SNG Fitz. 5045; Lockett 3013; Weber 7288.TextImage
BMC 11Patara, Lycia, AE11. civic issue, 200-150 BC. 1.2 g. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΠATAΡEΩN, laureate head of Artemis facing, wearing stephane. BMC 11-12.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Aulock-Lycia 194Gordian III, AE30 of Patara, Lycia. AVT KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠATAΡEΩN, Apollo standing left, wearing long chiton, holding bow in left hand and laurel branch in extended right hand, raven standing on omphalos to left, tripod-lebes, with snake feeding from it to right. von Aulock Lycia 194.TextImage
Aulock-Lycia 212Gordian III, AE30 of Patara, Lycia. AVT KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠATAΡEΩN, Apollo standing left, wearing long chiton and himation, holding bow in left hand and laurel branch in extended right hand, raven on omphalos to left. von Aulock Lycia 212.TextImage
Aulock-Lycia 217Gordian III, AE28 of Patara, Lycia. AVT KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠATAΡEΩN, Distyle temple with eagle in pediment, Apollo standing left within, wearing long chiton and himation, holding bow and laurel branch, raven at foot, serpent-entwined column to right. Von Aulock Lycia 217.TextImage
Aulock-Lycia 221Gordian III, AE28 of Patara, Lycia. AVT KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠATAΡEΩN, distyle temple with Apollo standing left within, holding bow and laurel branch, raven at foot left. von Aulock Lycia 221 (this coin).TextImage
Aulock Gordian 222Gordian III, AE of Patara, Lycia. AD 238-244. AYT KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped bust right / ΠATAΡEΩN, Apollo, naked but for chlamys flying out behind, quiver behind shoulder, walking right, holding drawn bow. Aulock Gordian 222 (this coin); Waddington 3141.TextImage
Lindgren 632Gordian III (238-244), AE34 of Patara, Lycia. 19.0g. AVT KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠATAΡEΩN, Apollo standing, holding branch, eagle below. Lindgren III 632 (this coin).TextImage
Lindgren 1066Gordian III, Patara, Lycia, AE28. AVT KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠATAΡEΩN, Apollo standing left in woman's dress, holding branch, crow on omphalos below, serpent on tripod altar to right. Mionnet 58 Lindgren 1066 (this coin). TextImage
TRANQUILLINA
Aulock-Gordian 253 varTranquillina, AE28 of Patara, Lycia. CABEINIA TΡANKYΛΛEINA CEB, draped bust right / ΠATAΡEΩN, Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch and bow, serpent-entwined tripod lebes to left, raven on omphalos to right. von Aulock Gordian 253 var (positions of tripod and omphalos); Isegrim -.TextImage

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