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Kaunos, Caria


[B]Kaunos, Caria (490-470 BC.) AR Hemidrachm[/B] [u]Obv[/u]: Iris w/ curved wings and outstretched hands in a right kneeling-running position, looking back. [u]Rev[/u]: Griffin standing left, raised forepaw, w/in dotted border in quadrilateral incuse. [u]Attribution[/u]: SNG Helsinki 812; Konuk 35 [u]Provenance[/u]: ex.Superior Coin (#15xx),1992. [u]Weight[/u]: 2.93 gm [u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 12.42 mm [u]Axis[/u]: 12 [u]Note[/u]: K. Konuk, "The Early Coinage of Kaunos," Studies Price; H. A. Troxell, "Winged Carians," Essays Thompson. Kaunos, a maritime city of Caria, 4 miles south from Pisilis, the people of which were reputed autochthonous (i.e., formed in place where found). GK194

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Asia Minor - Caria & Carian Islands

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