Coins from Lycaonia
Lycaonia was a large region in the interior of Anatolia, north of Mount Taurus, bounded on the east by Cappadocia, on the north by Galatia, on the west by Phrygia and Pisidia, and on the south by Cilicia.

The Lycaonians were like their neighbors the Isaurians a wild and lawless race of freebooters; but their country was traversed by one of the great natural lines of high road through Asia Minor, from Sardis and Ephesus to the Cilician gates, and a few considerable towns grew up along or near this line.

The ancient coinage of Lycaonia is quite limited. Coins appear to have been struck sporadically and perhaps mostly for prestige or important occasions.


(1) Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD
AE unit Iconium
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, Bust of Pius facing right, wearing larel wreath, cuirass, and drapery
Reverse: COL ICO, Head of Athena facing right, wearing crested Athenian helmet
Ref: RPC IV Online 7259
(2) Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD
AE unit Savatra
Obverse: laureate head right; ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΑΔΡ__ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC CΕ
Reverse: naked unknown deity, half left, holding grain ears and cattail stalk, fish left at the feet; smaller stalk behind; СΑΟVΑ_ΤΡEΩΝ
Ref: vA Lykao. 166-81, BMC 2; Volume IV,...
(3) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
AE unit Lystra
Obverse: IMP AVG, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: CERERIS, Ceres seated facing left, with long torch, and ears of corn with poppies over altar
Ref: RPC I 3540
(4) Laranda Circa 324-323 BC
Obverse: Baaltars seated left holding long scepter, bunch of grapes and ear of grain
Reverse: Forepart of wolf right; inverted crescent above; all within circle of pellets.
Ref: Göktürk 82; SNG France 443
(5) Laranda c. 400-300 BC
Obverse: Baal seated left, stalk of grain and bunch of grapes in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand
Reverse: wolf forepart right, crescent above
Ref: SNG BnF 450 (uncertain Cilicia), SN...
(6) Nero c. 62-65 AD
AE unit Iconium
Obverse: laureate head right; NEPωN KAICAP CEBACTOC
Reverse: Poppaea as Kore seated left, holding poppy and scepter; ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ ΚΛΑΥΔΕΙΚΟ_NΙΕωΝ
Ref: RPC 3544; Von Aulock, Lykaoniens 27...