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 253-268 AD
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; AVT KAI ΠO Λ_I_ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB
Reverse: Tyche standing half left holding rudder and cornucopia; ΠEPΓ_AIΩN
Ref: SNG BN 574; SNG von Aulock 4727; SN...
(3) Gallienus 253-268 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind, eagle below; AYT KAI ΠOYΛI EΓNA ΓAΛΛIHNOC CE / IA {E}
Reverse: Apollo Sidetes facing, head left, holding phiale and scepter; CIΔHTΩN__NEΩKOPΩN
Ref: SNG France 924; SNG von Aulock 4844
(4) 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. ...
(5) Marcus Aurelius 139-161 AD
AE unit Side
Obverse: bare head right; KAIC__M? AYPHΛIOC
Reverse: Athena advancing right, holding spear and shield, serpent at foot; CI_ΔH_TωN
Ref: SNG Cop. 418 var. SNG Pfalz 661. va...
(6) 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
(7) Philip II Junior 244-249 AD
AE unit Sillyum
Obverse: AV K M IO CEOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC CE, Bust of Philip facing right, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and drapery
Reverse: CIΛΛVEΩN, Tyche standing face left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Ref: SNG France 1001
(8) Side c. 400-300 BC
Obverse: lion head right
Reverse: helmeted head of Athena right
Ref: Atlan, Side 77 (dies Exemplar); SNG...
(9) 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...
(10) Side c. 460-430 BC
Obverse: pomegranate
Reverse: head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet and necklace, within incuse square
Ref: Atlan 16 (O15/R14); SNG BN –; Weber...
(11) Volusian 251-253 AD
AE unit Perge
Obverse: Α Κ Γ ΟΥ ΑΦ ΓΑΛ ΟΥΟΛΟΥϹΙΑΝΟΝ, Head of Volusian facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: ΠƐΡΓΑΙΩΝ, Three-legged chest with folding doors, with three purses upon it
Ref: RPC Online IX 1123