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Chain is 16 inches and has a 2 inch extensionDescription: LYCIAN LEAGUE. Masicytes. Ca. 48-20 BC. AR hemidrachm. Series 4.Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia / ΛΥΚΙΩΝ, Kithara (lyre); M-A / Σ-I across fields, allwithin incuse square. Troxell 103.History: Masicytes, a mountainous region in Lycia west of Pamphylia on thesouthern Mediterranean shores of modern Turkey. Myra was an important townand principal mint for the Monetary District of Masikytes.Apollo, is one of the most important and diverse of the Olympian deities. Apollohas been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun truth and prophecyarchery medicine and healing music, poetry, and the arts and more. Apollo is theson of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, Artemis. Apollo was worshiped in bothAncient Greek and Roman religion, as well as in the modern Greco-RomanNeopaganism. Apollo was an oracular god - the prophetic deity of the DelphicOracle. Medicine and healing were associated with Apollo, whether through thegod himself or mediated through his son Asclepius, yet Apollo was also seen as agod who could bring ill-health and deadly plague as well as one who had the abilityto cure.The kithara, an ancient stringed musical instrument resembling the lyre. Thekithara had seven strings and a flat back. The kithara is a symbol of Apollo and heis credited with inventing it. Its true origins were likely Asiatic. The kithara wasprimarily used by professional musicians, called kitharodes. In modern Greek, theword kithara has come to mean “guitar”.