Sagalassos — A settlement in Pisidia
Sagalassos was a city in Pisidia. It was one of the wealthiest cities in the region when Alexander the Great conquered it in 333 BCE on his way to Persia, thought it had a population of only a few thousand.

After Alexander's death, the region became part of the territories of Antigonus Monophthalmus, possibly Lysimachus of Thrace, the Seleucids of Syria and the Attalids of Pergamon. The archeological record indicates that locals rapidly adopted Hellenic culture.

Under the Roman Empire, Sagalassos became the most important urban center of Pisidia, particularly favoured by the Emperor Hadrian, who named it the "first city" of the province and the center of the imperial cult. Contemporary buildings have a fully Roman character.

Modern location: Ruins
An AE unit struck c. 100-1 BC in Sagalassos
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus

Reverse: two confronting goats standing on their hind legs, with forelegs on column; CAΓA

Diameter: 12 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.57 g
No notes for this coin
BMC Pisidia p. 241, 7; SGCV II 5469 var, SNGvA 5156 var
An AE Hexassarion struck 254-268 AD in Sagalassos
Obverse: draped bust on crescent right wearing stephane; CE·CAΛΩNINA / ς

Reverse: Nike advancing right, holding wreath and trophy; CAΓAΛA_C_CEΩN

Diameter: 29.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 12.3 g
No notes for this coin
Possibly unpublished (SNG von Aulock 5201 for obverse die)
An AE unit struck 251-253 AD in Sagalassos
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AV KA ΓA OVI__TR ΓAΛΛOC

Reverse: Men standing half left, crescent behind shoulders, holding patera scepter; ϹΑΓΑ_Λ_ΑϹϹEΩΝ

Diameter: 25 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.4 g
No notes for this coin
RPC IX, 956; SNG Cop 211