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Mithrapata Stater


DYNASTS of LYCIA. Mithrapata. Circa 380-375 BC. AR Stater - 23mm (9.64 g). Facing lion's scalp / Lycian triskeles, head of Herakles wearing lion skin and facing slightly left, club to right; all within incuse square. SNG von Aulock 4242 (same dies); Olçay & Mørkholm, "The Coin Hoard From Podalia" (NumChron 1971), 100 (A13/P15). EF.

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The 3/4 facing Herakles is very unusual for Lycian coinage. There are a few issues with Herakles fighting the Namean lion, but this sort of rendering is wonderfully rare.
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