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Greek Coins from Pamphylia

Pamphylia, was a small region on the southern coast of Anatolia, extending about 120 km (75 miles) between Lycia and Cilicia, and north from the Mediterranean only about 50 km (30 miles) to mountainous Pisidia. The Pamphylians were a mixture of aboriginal inhabitants, immigrant Cilicians and Greeks who migrated there from Arcadia and Peloponnese in the 12th century B.C. The region first enters history in a treaty between the Hittite Great King Tudhaliya IV and his vassal, where the city "Parha" (Perge) is mentioned. Pamphylia was subdued by the Mermnad kings of Lydia and afterward passed in succession under the dominion of Persian and Hellenistic monarchs. After the defeat of Antiochus III in 190 B.C. they were annexed by the Romans to the dominions of Eumenes of Pergamum; but somewhat later they joined with the Pisidians and Cilicians in piracy, and Side became the chief center and slave mart of these freebooters. Pamphylia was for a short time included in the dominions of Amyntas, king of Galatia, but after his death was absorbed into a Roman province. The Pamphylians became largely Hellenized in Roman times, and have left magnificent memorials of their civilization at Perga, Aspendos, and Side.

Pamphylia (Uncertain City), 220 - 180 B.C., Civic Coinage in the Name and Types of Alexander the Great

|Other| |Pamphylia|, |Pamphylia| |(Uncertain| |City),| |220| |-| |180| |B.C.,| |Civic| |Coinage| |in| |the| |Name| |and| |Types| |of| |Alexander| |the| |Great||tetradrachm|
Before the Battle of Magnesia, in 190 B.C., Pamphylia was under Seleukid rule; after it was added to the dominions of the kings of Pergamum. Under both kingdoms, the Greek cities of Pamphylia had considerable autonomy and issued their own coinage, including Alexandrine type tetradrachms. On the death of Attalus III in 133 B.C., Pamphylia, with the rest of his kingdom, passed to the Roman Republic.
SH90964. Silver tetradrachm, Price 2982, Mektepinii Hoard 719 - 722, SNG Berry 305, SNG Ashmolean 3178, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Munchen -, SNG Saroglos -, VF, well centered on a broad flan, weight 16.686 g, maximum diameter 33.7 mm, die axis 315o, Pamphylia, uncertain mint, c. 220 - 180 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, throne with high back, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, no control symbols; SOLD

Valerian II, Caesar, Early 256 - 258 A.D., Sillyum, Pamphylia

|Other| |Pamphylia|, |Valerian| |II,| |Caesar,| |Early| |256| |-| |258| |A.D.,| |Sillyum,| |Pamphylia||10| |assaria|
Only the two examples found. Other references checked: SNG von Aulock -, SNG France -, SNG Righetti-, SNG Fitzwilliam -, SNG Anamur -, SNG Von Post -, SNG Hunterian -, SGICV -, and Lindgren -.
RP42052. Bronze 10 assaria, SNG Cop 451, SNG Keckman 695; BMC Lycia -, et al. -; cf. SNG Righetti 1320 (Gallienus and Salonina obverse), SNG Leypold 1960 (same), F, grainy, weight 18.245 g, maximum diameter 34.4 mm, die axis 45o, Sillyum mint, 268 A.D.; obverse ΠΟΥ ΛΙΚ ΚΟΡ ΟΥΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟΝ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, eagle below, I before; reverse CΙΛΛΥΕΩΝ, Zeus seated left, Nike right offering wreath in extended right hand, long scepter in left hand, right leg drawn back; extremely rare; SOLD

Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Attaleia, Pamphylia

|Other| |Pamphylia|, |Domitian,| |13| |September| |81| |-| |18| |September| |96| |A.D.,| |Attaleia,| |Pamphylia||AE| |19|
The identity of the emperors represented on the provincial coinage of Attaleia before Trajan is difficult to determine because the coins do not identify them with an inscription. The W vice Ω in the reverse inscription indicates this coin is Flavian or later. This portrait is undoubtedly Domitian.
RP86551. Bronze AE 19, Baydur 177 (vs150/rs170); RPC II 1507 (17 spec.); SNGvA 4616; Lindgren-Kovacs 1089; BMC Lycia p. 112, 15, VF, well centered, dark patina with some earthen highlighting, spots of corrosion, weight 5.646 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 180o, Attaleia mint, 13 Sep 81 - 18 Sep 96 A.D.; obverse laureate head right, anepigraphic; reverse AT-TAΛEWN (counterclockwise from (9:00), bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; scarce; SOLD



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