Coins from Galatia
Galatia was an area in the highlands of central Anatolia. It was named for the immigrant Gauls from Thrace, who settled here and became its ruling caste in the 3rd century BC, following the Gallic invasion of the Balkans in 279 BC.

The capital of Galatia was Ancyra - today Ankara, the capital of modern Turkey.

The Galatians were defeated by Rome in 189 BC and became a client state of Rome in 64 BC.
An AE unit struck 36-25BC in Galatia
Obverse: Head of Heracles right, club over shoulder

Reverse: Lion walking right, B above (for Basileus), XOA below

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 8.8 g
No notes for this coin
Sear 5694
(2) Claudius | Annius Afrinus
An AE unit struck c. 49 - 54 AD in Ancyra
Obverse: laureate head right; KAICAP

Reverse: legend within wreath; EΠΙ / ΑΦΡΙΝ / ΟΥ

Diameter: 19.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.4 g
RPC I, 3559; Devreker 191, no. 10
An AE unit struck 62-40 BC in Pessinus?
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right

Reverse: eagle half-left, head right, standing on thunderbolt; (ΔHITAP)

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.8 g
No notes for this coin
RBN 1934, pp. 5-10, 2; RPC I p. 536, 2; SNG von Aulock 6100; cf. HGC 7, 444 corr. (image only)
(4) Eastern Celts | Alexander III
An AR Didrachm struck 300-100 BC in Galatia
Obverse: head of young Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

Reverse: Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle (goose)?; crescent left, AΛEΞANΔPOY (ΔIP) ?

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.7 g
imitation of Carrhae?
Price B 40 (Var.) - Imitation Price 3816/3820?
(5) Eastern Celts | Demetrius I
An AR Diobol struck 150-50? BC in Galatia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: cornucopiae IMBA?

Diameter: 15 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.2 g
probably imitation of Demetrius I drachm
No references provided for this coin
An AE unit struck 161-169 AD in Ancyra
Obverse: laureate head right; AVTO__Λ OVHPOC

Reverse: star in crescent; ANKVΡANΩN

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.1 g
No notes for this coin
Arslan "Galatya.." B33 corr. (obv legend) = Berlin 1883-422.