LYCIAN League APOLLO Lyre temp. Julius Caesar Ancient Greek Silver Coin ½ drachm

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller zeus_gallery (3,786) 100%, Location: Beverly Hills, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 383470849781 Right Click image and select "View/Open image" to see larger image size. Ancient Greek Silver Coin Lycian League LYCIA LYCIAN LEAGUE Time of Julius Caesar Masikytes Mint 48-42 BC. Silver hemidrachm. 1.79g, 16 mm. Struck circa 48-42 BC. Masikytes mint. Obverse: Laureate Head of Apollo right. Reverse: M-A across, Kithara (lyre) star; within incuse square. Reference: Troxell, Lycian, Period IV, Series 1, 86.; RPC 3301. nearly XF. An inscription found on a statue-base found in Thespiae attests that in 46 BC Julius Caesar signed a treaty with the Lycian league. It had nine articles. The first article stipulated "Friendship, alliance and peace both by land and sea in perpetuity "Let the Lycians observe the power and preeminence of the Romans as is proper in all circumstances." The other articles stipulated: 2) Neutrality of each party to the other's enemy. 3) mutual help in case of an attack on either party. 4) anyone charged with import or export of contraband goods was to be charged by the highest official of the two parties. 5) Romans accused of a capital crime in Lycia were to be judged in Rome by her own laws and Lycians accused of these crimes were to be judged in Lycia by her own laws. 6) Romans in a dispute with Lycians were to be judged in Lycia according to her own laws, if Lycians were brought to court by Romans the case was to be heard by whatever official the disputants chose for the case to be dealt with justly. 7) No person was to be taken as a surety, Roman and Lycian war prisoners were to be returned to their own countries, captured horses, slaves or ships were to be restored. 8) named cities, ports and territories which were restored to the Lycians were to belong to them. 9) both parties agreed to abide by the terms of this oath and the treaty. Details could be amended if both parties agreed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. If any item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions. Denomination: Triobol/Hemidrachm, Grade: XF, Date: 48 BC, Composition: Silver

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