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

Coinage of Cilicia in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods

Sep 12, 2022, 3:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A


Jarosław Bodzek (Jagiellonian University)


After the Macedonian conquest, the position of the governor of Cilicia was taken by Balakros, who minted coins on his own. Alexander the Great used Tarsos and Myriandros to strike imperial types. During the Hellenistic period, Cilicia was the subject of rivalry between the Ptolemies and the Seleucids. The latter used several Cilician mints for the production of coins. Besides the royal issues, civic coins were also minted. In 64 BC, by the decision of Pompey the Great, Cilicia became a Roman province. The coinage of the region in the Roman period consisted of civic issues, coins minted by representatives of the local Teukrid, Tarkondimotid and Orontid dynasties, as well as Roman Provincial coinage. Most of the issues minted during the Roman period were bronzes, except for silver teradrachms produced in Tarsus and Aegae. The Cilician mints ceased to operate during the reign of Gallien.

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Jarosław Bodzek (Jagiellonian University)

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