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.


AE unit Galatia
Obverse: Head of Heracles right, club over shoulder
Reverse: Lion walking right, B above (for Basileus), XOA below
Ref: Sear 5694
(2) Deiotaros 62-40 BC
AE unit Pessinus?
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: eagle half-left, head right, standing on thunderbolt; (ΔHITAP)
Ref: RBN 1934, pp. 5-10, 2; RPC I p. 536...
(3) Lucius Verus 161-169 AD
AE unit Ancyra
Obverse: laureate head right; AVTO__Λ OVHPOC
Reverse: star in crescent; ANKVΡANΩN
Ref: Arslan "Galatya.." B33 corr. (obv l...