Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Pamphylia in the Hellenistic and Roman Time

Sep 12, 2022, 2:20 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A


Johannes Nollé (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München / Auktionshaus Künker)


The conquest of Asia by Alexander left the cities of Southern Asia Minor with perceptible limitations of their freedom. Side was a mint of Alexander, but ceased producing coins in 317 BC. The monarchs of the Hellenistic period controlled, restricted or prohibited the cities’ minting activities. Antiochos III. forced several cities of Pamphylia to mint posthumous Alexander coins. Only the Seleucid ally Side received the permission to mint tetradrachms with the city’s own designs. Side would continue the minting of such coins up to the foundation of Roman monarchy. The emergence of Perge as a mint producing silver coins in the name of Artemis reveals that city’s promotion to a place of pilgrimage. During the principate even the smaller cities of Pamphylia minted bronze coins, reflecting economic-welfare until the middle of the 3rd c. AD, followed by a rapid decline which led to the end of minting in Pamphylia.

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Johannes Nollé (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München / Auktionshaus Künker)

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