Unknown Mint, Lycia (Unknown Dynast)
[b]Unknown Mint, Lycia (Unknown Lycian Dynast or Regional Satrap; c.380 (?) BC.)
AR Hemiobol or Tetartemorion[/b]
[u]Obv[/u]: Open-jawed lion in profile.
[u]Rev[/u]: Central diskeles-like device that may be a stylized "X"; unknown Lycian legend surrounding; square incuse.
[u]Attribution[/u]: BMC Lycia -; Vismara I & II -; Morkholm & Zahle -; Babelon Traite' -; SNG von Aulock -
[u]Provenance[/u]: ex. Barry P. Murphy, 5.7.07
[u]Weight[/u]: 0.36 gm.
[u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 6.73 mm.
[u]Notes[/u]: Possibly unique; not listed in any of the standard or specialized references for Lycian coinage. This coin, if it proves to be a tetartemorion, would be one of the smallest known with a full legend. It is also unique in the central diskeles-like device, that may be a stylized representation of the Lycian character "X." The obverse roaring lion profile holds similarities to devices common to coinage from Knidos, Caria and other Carian issues minted under Hekatomnos' satrapy.