SNG Copenhagen suppl. 474
Obverse: lion scalp facing
Reverse: Triskeles; dolphin in one section, “Mithrapata” in Lycian text around; all within incuse square
Ex private collection Mr. G.M.R. H., London, Engeland, before 2012
Mithrapata was dynast of Lycia in the early 4th century BC, at a time when this part of Anatolia was subject to the Persian, or Achaemenid, Empire. He may have been a Lycian nobleman using a Persian name, as was common at the time. However, it has also been suggested that he may have been a Persian sent to rule Lycia by Artaxerxes II.