Seleucia ad Calycadnum — A settlement in Cilicia
Seleucia ad Calycadnum was a town in Cilicia, It took its name from its founder, Seleucus I Nicator.

The extent of its territory is unknown but must have included the rich delta of the Calycadnus. How it weathered the 3d c. Ptolemaic-Seleucid fighting is not known, or the infighting among the Seleucids in the 2d and 1st c. B.C. The city seems to have remained independent while most of the rest of Rough Cilicia was divided among Rome's protégés and client kings, before the formation of one province of Cilicia in ca. AD 72.

In the 4th c. it was metropolis of Isauria. It dwindled from the 15th c. to the 1880s when it revived as a port and market center.

Modern location: Silifke, Turkey
An AE unit struck 251-253 AD in Seleucia ad Calycadnum
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind AV K ΓA IOVΛI TR_E_BΩ ΓAΛΛOC

Reverse: draped bust of Apollo right, branch in front of the Apollo, confronting draped bust of Artemis left, cornucopia behind the Artemis CEΛEV / KEΩN TΩN ΠPOC KAΛV / KAΔ / N / Ω

Diameter: 33.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 26.1 g
No notes for this coin
RPC IX, 1332; Ziegler, Münzen 514; SNG BN 1049; SNG Levante 783