Mopsus — A settlement in Cilicia also known as Mopsuestia
Mopsus or Mopsuestia is an ancient city in Cilicia Campestris on the Pyramus River (now Ceyhan River) located approximately 20 km (12 mi) east of ancient Antiochia in Cilicia.

The founding of this city is attributed in legend to the soothsayer Mopsus, who lived before the Trojan war, although it is scarcely mentioned before the Christian era.

Under the Seleucid Empire, the city took the name of Seleucia on the Pyramus, but gave it up at the time of the Roman conquest; under Hadrian it was called Hadriana, under Decius Decia, etc.

It remain a sizable city under Byzans, the Principality of Antioch, the Venetians, the Armenians, the Mameluks, and until Ottoman times, after which it steadily declined and shrunk to village size.

Modern location: Yakapınar, Turkey
An AE unit struck 255-256 AD in Mopsus
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right AVT·K·OVAΛEPIANOC·CEB

Reverse: Tyche standing right, presenting agonistic urn containing two palm fronds to Valerian I and Gallienus, each seated left on curule chair; AΔP OVA ΓAΛ MOΨEATΩN DΩPEAI ET ΓKT

Diameter: 31 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.2 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Levante 1358 (var)