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Greek: Lycian Dynasts

Lycian Dynasts-Uncertain Dynasts, AR Stater, c.500-480 BC
(No legend)
Forepart of boar left wearing necklace
(No legend)
Incuse with square projections entering from three sides, transected by crossed lines in middle
21mm x 22mm, 9.16g
SNG von Aulock, 4049-4050
Ex Numismatic Fine Arts, Winter Mail Bid Sale, Lot 608, 14 December 1989; Ex Brauer Collection

Notes: The NFA sale catalogue describes this coin as "weak striking and harshly cleaned, otherwise VF". I've confirmed with several fellow dealers this is the coin from the sale as it matches the catalogue image and does include the flip tag. In hand, this coin appears to be a fourree with a significant amount of the underlying base metal core showing (the dark areas in the photo).

Lycian Dynasts-Uncertain Dynasts, AR Stater, c.490-470 BC
(No legend)
Forepart of boar right
(No legend)
Dotted square border enclosing triskeles with open center, all within square incuse
18mm x 20mm, 7.07g
Asyut 765; Sear GCV, 5178
Ex Numismatic Fine Arts, Winter Mail Bid Sale, Lot 609, 14 December 1989

Notes: The NFA sale catalogue describes this coin as "VF". It's a nice coin in hand and the dark areas in the photo are horn silver on the surfaces. The odd attribute of this piece is the weight - it should be 9.00g+ for a stater. I'm uncertain if the horn silver can account for 2.0g of weight loss or if this is actually a fraction (didrachm?) instead.

Lycian Dynasts, Kuprlli, AR Diobol, c.470-440 BC
(No legend)
Forepart of lion right, looking back within dotted border
Triskeles within dotted border
10mm x 13mm, 1.17g
cf. O. Mørkholm and J. Zahle, “The coinage of Kuprlli. Numismatic and archaeological study,” Acta Archaeologica XLIII (1972), pl. II, F (anepigraphic), and pp. 70-1 for discussion; cf. Traité II 273 (same); cf. SNG von Aulock 8479 (tetrobol)

Mørkholm and Zahle draw attention to a coin identified as Kuprlli by Babelon which is strikingly similar to this coin, the only difference being that it has a triskeles on the lion’s body and that it is anepigraphic. While they illustrate conclusively that that particular coin was struck during Kuprlli’s reign, because it is anepigraphic and there are instances where Kuprlli struck coins for co-dynasts of similar design to his own, they hesitate to identify it as a coin of Kuprlli. This coin has Kuprll’s name in abbreviated form on the reverse leaving no question as regards to the issuing authority. However, it does not have the triskeles on the lion’s body.

Lycian Dynasts, Mithrapata, AR 1/24 Stater, c.380-360 BC
(No legend)
Facing lion's scalp
Triskeles within square incuse
8mm x 11mm, 0.33g
cf. Vismara II 195 (diobol); SNG Copenhagen suppl. 477; Traité II p. 317, 458