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Selge, Pisidia, c. 300 - 190 B.C.
Selge, Pisidia on the southern slope of Mount Taurus where the river Eurymedon (KŲprŁcay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of Pisidia. Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until Rome. In the 5th century A.D., Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was still strong enough to repel a body of Goths. The remains of the city consist mainly of parts of the encircling wall and of the acropolis. A few traces have survived of the gymnasium, the stoa, the stadium and the basilica. There are also the outlines of two temples, but the best-conserved monument is the theater, restored in the 3rd century AD.
GA18911. Silver 3/4 obol, SGCV II 5480, SNGvA 5275, BMC Lycia p. 257, 14, VF, Selge (southern slope of Mount Taurus, Turkey) mint, weight 0.508g, maximum diameter 8.4mm, die axis 90o
, c. 300 - 190 B.C.; obverse Gorgon facing, tongue not protruding; reverse head of lion right, [astragalos] below; toned, well centered
, porous; SOLD
Catalog current as of Friday, July 19, 2019.
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