Lygdamis I of Halicarnassus

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Coinage of Mylasa, Caria, at the time of Lygdamis, c. 520–490 BCE.

Lygdamis (Greek: Λύγδαμις), who ruled c. 520–484 BCE, was the first tyrant of Caria under the Achaemenid Empire. He was the father of Artemisia I of Caria.[1]

He is the founder of the eponymous Lygdamid dynasty (520–450 BCE) of Carian tyrants, who ruled from Halicarnassus.[2][3]


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  3. ^ Newton, Charles Thomas; Pullan, Richard Popplewell (2011). A History of Discoveries at Halicarnassus, Cnidus and Branchidae. Cambridge University Press. p. 811. ISBN 9781108027274.