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Ancient Coins of Kasolaba, Caria
Long ascribed to Abdemon of Salamis on Cyprus, a prolific series of silver fractions was rightly identified as Karian by Troxell who had access to a number of specimens reportedly found in Karia. These fractions have a head of a ram on the obverse and a young male head in profile on the reverse. A late variant depicts the Persian hero-king instead of the ram. Besides the provenances, Troxell also pointed out that one of the letters found on these fractions is only known in the Karian script. Subsequent studies followed and some confirmed her firm attribution to Karia, but the mint remained uncertain. The most recent interpretation of the Karian script and some recorded provenances would indicate Kasolaba, a city which is mentioned in the Athenian Tribute Lists but whose precise location is uncertain.