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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Pisidia| > BB81589
Selge, Pisidia, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
|Pisidia|, |Selge,| |Pisidia,| |c.| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.|, Selge, Pisidia on the southern slope of Mount Taurus where the river Eurymedon (Köprücay) 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 A.D.
BB81589. Bronze AE 12, Lindgren 1353, VF, Selge (southern slope of Mount Taurus, Turkey) mint, weight 2.210g, maximum diameter 12.2mm, die axis 180o, obverse bearded head of Herakles right, club over left shoulder; reverse winged thunderbolt, C-E flanking below center, arrow downward on right; SOLD











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