Coins from Pamphylia
Pamphylia, was a small region on the southern coast of Anatolia, extending about 120 km (75 miles) between Lycia and Cilicia, and north from the Mediterranean only about 50 km (30 miles) to mountainous Pisidia. The Pamphylians were a mixture of aboriginal inhabitants, immigrant Cilicians and Greeks who migrated there from Arcadia and Peloponnese in the 12th century BC.

In 190 BC they were annexed by the Romans to the dominions of Eumenes of Pergamum, but later they joined with the Pisidians and Cilicians in piracy, and Side became the chief center and slave mart of these freebooters. Pamphylia was for a short time included in the dominions of Amyntas, king of Galatia, but after his death was absorbed into a Roman province.

The Pamphylians became largely Hellenized in Roman times, and have left magnificent memorials of their civilization at Perga, Aspendos, and Side.


(1) Aspendos c. 465-430 BC
Obverse: Amphora
Reverse: triskeles, pellet; E_Σ
Ref: SNG France 14; SNG von Aulock 4485;...
(2) Gallienus | Salonina 253-268 AD
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus left , confronting laureate and draped bust of Salonina right; AV K ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC / I
Reverse: Tyche standing half left, holding rudder and cornucopia; CIΛΛ_V_EΩN
Ref: obverse: SNG RIGHETTI 1320; SNG v. ...
(3) Perge | Alexander III 200-199 BC
Obverse: head of young Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Reverse: Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; AΛEΞANΔPOY / KB
Ref: Price 2936
(4) Side c. 400-300 BC
Obverse: lion head right
Reverse: helmeted head of Athena right
Ref: Atlan, Side 77 (dies Exemplar); SNG...
(5) Side 220-190 BC
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena right; anchor - Seleucid countermark
Reverse: Niké walkig left with wreath, pomegranate left; KΛE_YX; graffiti: ΔIOΓENOY
Ref: SNG Cop 400; SNG von Aulock 4797; c...