Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Selinus



On the Mediterranean coast between Anamur and Alanya, the town was founded by Selinus in 197 BC. One can still visit the cenotaph of Trajan who died here when returning to Rome after his war against the Parthians. (He was buried in Rome.) Coins often show the city name as Traianus Selinus in his honour.

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FAUSTINA II
SNG Levante Supp 88Faustina II AE24 of Selinus, Cilicia. ΦAYCTINA CEBACTH, Draped bust right / TΡAIA CEΛINOYCI THC IEΡAC, Veiled Demeter and Kore?, standing facing front on base, right hands on chest, holding grain ear and poppy.TextImage
LUCILLA
SNG Levante 461Lucilla AE19 of Selinus, Cilicia. AD 164-169. ΛOYKIΛA CEBACTH, draped bust right / CEΛINOYCIΩ, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and arrow. SNG Levante 461; Ziegler Kilikien 179; SNG Fitz. 5279; Tochon Coll. 715.TextImage
GETA
SNG Levante 463Geta, AE18 of Selinus, Cilicia. AD 198-209. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC KAI, Bare head right / CEΛINO, Artemis, in short chiton, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver over shoulder. SNG von Aulock 5856; SNG Levante 463.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
SNG Levante Supp 89Severus Alexander AE30 of Selinus, Cilicia. AD 222-225. A K M AYΡ CEYH AΛEXANΔΡOC or similar, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TΡAIANO CEΛINOY THC.., Apollo Sidetes, in short chiton and mantle, standing facing front, holding phiale and resting on sceptre; raven at his feet.TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
SNG Levante Supp 91Trajan Decius AE26 of Selinus, Cilicia. AD 249-251. AY K.. TΡA ΔEKION CEB, Laureate and cuirassed bust right / TΡAIAN CEΛINO THC IEΡA, Tetrastyle temple with Zeus seated left within, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; ΘEOY TΡAI in pediment.TextImage
See also: Entry for Selinus on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Silenus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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