Coins from Pisidia
Pisidia included the mountainous country between Phrygia and the north of Pamphylia and north-east of Lycia. Uncivilized in early times, only Selge struck money before the time of Alexander the Great.

After Alexander died, the region was ruled by Antigonus Monophthalmus, and possibly Lysimachus of Thrace, after which Seleucus I took control. The Seleukids founded colonies at strategically important places and the local people were Hellenised, but the area was contested by the Attalids of Pergamon and invading Galatian Celts.

In 39 BC Mark Antony bestowed Pisidia upon Amyntas, king of Galatia, who held it until his death in 25 BC. Pisidia was then made part of the new province of Galatia.


(1) Sagalassos c. 36-25 BC
AE unit Sagalassos
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus
Reverse: two confronting goats standing on their hind legs, with forelegs on column; CAΓA
Ref: BMC Pisidia p. 241, 7; SGCV II 5469...
(2) Selge 350-300 BC
Obverse: Facing gorgoneion
Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena right; astralagos behind
Ref: SNG France 1934
(3) Selge 250-190 BC
Obverse: Facing gorgoneion
Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena right within incuse square
Ref: SNG von Aulock 5242
(4) Selge c. 350-300 BC
Obverse: facing head of Medusa (Gorgoneion), tongue protruding
Reverse: head of Athena leftwearing crested helmet; astragalos behind
Ref: SNG BnF 1928; SNGvA 5281; BMC Lycia...
(5) Selge c. 200-1 BC
AE unit Selge
Obverse: bearded head of Herakles right with club across shoulder
Reverse: winged thunderbolt and bow right Σ_E_Λ
Ref: SNG Cop 263, SNG von Aulock 5288; B...
(6) Termessos 200-268 AD
AE unit Termessos
Obverse: helmeted and cuirassed Solymos bust right; TEP_M_HCCΩN
Reverse: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; AVTO_NOMΩN
Ref: SNG BN Paris 2172; SNG von Aulock 5...