Coinage of Side

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A bronze coin of Side, 350-300BC. Obverse; Cortinthian crested Helmeted bust of Athena right, Reverse; Pomegranate fruit.
A bronze 11 assaria of Gallienus struck in Side 253-268 AD overstriked to pentassarion. Obverse; Laureate bust of Gallienus right over eagle, Reverse; Apollo Sidetes, holding phiale and scepter.

The Coinage of Side refers to numismatic objects produced at Side, an ancient Greek colony in modern-day Turkey.

The earliest recorded coinage from Side, silver staters, date to approximately 490-400 BC. From this time up until the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius the coinage of Side is representative of a fine Hellenic style, often featuring the Helmeted busts of Athena on the obverse and the figure of Nike on the reverse.[1] Another frequent theme on the reverse was the pomegranate fruit, from which the city derives its name.[2]


  1. ^ David R. Sear, Greek Coins and their Values.
  2. ^ Turkish Odyssey/Places of Interest/Mediterranean/Perge-Aspendus-Side-Alanya Archived 2006-11-14 at the Wayback Machine