The enigmatic 'KO'-drachm of the Lycian League
Lot 509
LYCIAN LEAGUE. Circa 167-100 BC. Drachm (Silver, 15 mm, 3.00 g, 12 h), Myra, for Kormos or Korydalla. Laureate head of Apollo right, with bow and quiver over his shoulder. Rev. ΛYKIΩN / K-O Kithara; to lower left, Isis crown; all within rectangular incuse. CNG E-Auction 350 (2015), 257 corr. (same obverse die, but misattributed as an imitation) = R. Reynaudo: Drachmes inédites de la ligue lycienne, in: BSFN 71 (2016), p. 247, fig. 5. Troxell, Lycian, -. Of the highest rarity and great importance, the third known example. Very fine.

The attribution of the extremely rare KO-drachms of the Lycian League is currently unclear: Reynaudo suggests either Kormos or Korydalla, both of which were unknown to Troxell to have issued any Hellenistic coinage. It is worth noting that all three known examples were struck from an obverse die also used for coins of Myra, Phaselis, Olympos and Aperlai, which suggests a centralized production of the entire series by a single mint, probably Myra.
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