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ID:     806168
Type:     Greek
Region:     LYCIA
City:     Phaselis
Date Ruled:     Circa 550 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 550
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     10.81 g
Obverse Description:     Prow of galley right, terminating in a boar's forepart
Reverse Description:     Rough quadripartite incuse square
Primary Reference:     Heipp-Tamer series 1, Em. 1, 1 (V1/R1)
Reference2:     SNG Cop -
Reference3:     SNG VA 4389
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, toned
Notes:     The first silver coin of Phaselis Phaselis was founded in 690 BC by settlers from the island of Rhodes. In the same year, the great Rhodian seafarers also founded Gela, on the island of Sicily, thus extending their influence across the Greek world. The colony of Phaselis was the one purely Greek city in Lycia and differed in language, culture, and alphabet from the adjacent cities of the region. It should be noted that the coinage of Phaselis is among the earliest, if not the earliest, of all silver coinage struck in Asia Minor, beginning a few decades after the introduction of coinage in Lydia. Heipp-Tamer begins the coinage of Phaselis circa 550 BC with her Series 1.