Ancient Coinage of Palaeopolis, Pisidia



The ruins of Palaeopolis, Pisidia are very likely those at Ak Euren in the open plains of the Lysis valley in Turkey, corresponding to Hierokles, who placed the town between Olbasa and Lysinia. There were other towns of the same name in Greece (Andros), Samothrace and Corfu.
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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Waddington 3768Palaeopolis, Pisidia, AE14, semi-autonomous issue. AD 138-161. 2.41 g. Helmeted bust of Athena right, with aegis. / ΠAΛAIOΠOΛEITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and torch. Waddington 3768; SNG France 1651; Aulock, Pisidiens I 1067; RPC IV 7689; SNG Cop 32; Paris 481; Imhoof GM 498.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 1Antoninus Pius AE27 of Palaeopolis, Pisidia. AD 138-161. 11.96 g. AYT KAI AΔΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right. / ΠAΛAIOΠOΛEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, eagle standing behind the chair, head left, wings spread. BMC 1; Aulock Pisidien I, 1069-1083; SNG vA 2066 and 5129; SNG Cop 172; Weber F3758; Prowe III 2065; Imhoof GM 497; Rhousopoulos 4282; SNG France III 1652-1653; Paris 483-484; Waddington 3770.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
SNG Fr 1654Marcus Aurelius (as Caesar) AE18 of Palaeopolis, Pisidia. 4.4g. AYΡHΛIOC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ΠAΛAIOΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo, naked, standing front, looking left, holding branch, lyre at foot right. SNG France 3, 1654; Paris 486; Imhoof GRM 1.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
SNG France 1656Septimius Severus, AE26 of Palaeopolis, Pisidia. AD 193-211. AY KAI Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC ΠEΡTI, laureate head right / ΠAΛEOΠOΛEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre, eagle behind throne. SNG France III 1656-1657; von Aulock Pisidien I 1093-1096; Paris 487-488; Waddington 3772.TextImage
CARACALLA
SNG France 1658Caracalla, AE20 of Palaeopolis, Pisidia, AD 198-217. AY K M AY ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠAΛEOΠOΛEITΩN, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Aulock Pisidien 1106; SNG France III 1658; Paris 489; Waddington 7160 (all: this coin).TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Imhoof KM 2Elagabalus AE26 of Palaeopolis, Pisidia. AD 218-222. 8.47 g. AYT K M AY ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder. / ΠAΛEOΠOΛEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. Imhoof KM 2; von Aulock, Pisidiens I, 1112; RPC VI online 5909.1.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 3Severus Alexander AE25 of Palaeopolis, Pisidia. 7.4 g. AY K M AY CE AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ΠAΛEOΠOΛEITΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 3; Aulock Pisidien 1120.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
Leu 3, 179Julia Mamaea AE19 of Palaeopolis, Pisidia. AD 222-235. 4.25 g. IOYΛIAN MAMAEAN, diademed and draped bust right. / ΠAΛEOΠOΛEITΩN, MÍn standing left, wearing Phrygian cap and with crescent behind shoulders, holding pine cone and sceptre. Leu 3, 179. Unpublished issue for Mamaea.TextImage

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