The American Journal of Archaeology, states its ruins are thought to be those at Ak Euren in the open plains of the Lysis valley in Turkey, between Olbasa and Lysinia, and is so placed on David Sear's map of the coin issuing cities of the region. Coin issuing cities of southern Asia Minor, David Sear. Researching the city has proven difficult. A Google search for "Palaeopolis Pisidia" yields nothing outside of the numismatic literature. Similarly, a Google search for "Ak Euren Turkey" yields only 19th and early 20th century literature, and I can only assume that its name was changed -- as were so many place names in Turkey -- after the Turkish War of Independence (1919-1923). I would love to know more about the ruins and whether any archaeological work has been done there in recent years. The city issued coins from the early Antoninine period (Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, Faustina II under Pius, and some semi-autonomous issues) through the late Severan period (Elagabalus, Mamaea, and Severus Alexander). This husband-wife pair (or cousin-cousin pair or step-brother and step-sister pair) are thus among the first coins issued by the city. RPC dates the coins to "soon after 147" and I would agree. Marcus Aurelius bears the title Caesar and is clean-shaven, while Faustina's coiffure is that seen on her imperial issues dating from AD 147-149. Marcus Aurelius, Caesar AD 139-161. Roman Provincial Æ 17.5 mm, 2.88 g, 7 h. Pisidia, Palaeopolis, shortly after AD 147. Obv: ΑVΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust, right. Rev: ΠΑΛΑΙΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ, nude Apollo standing facing, head left, quiver at shoulder, holding laurel-branch, resting arm on lyre. Refs: RPC IV.3 7691 (temporary); SNG BnF 1654; von Aulock Pisidiens 1086-9. Faustina II, AD 147-175. Roman provincial Æ 19.5 mm, 5.14 g, 6 h. Pisidia, Palaeopolis, shortly after AD 147. Obv: ΦΑVϹΤЄΙΝΑ ϹЄΒΑϹΤ; draped bust of Faustina II, right, with early coiffure. Reverse: ΠΑΛΑΙΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ; Mên standing, left, wearing Phrygian cap, holding pine-cone and long scepter; behind his shoulders, crescent. Refs: RPC IV.3, 7692; von Aulock Pisid. I, 1090–2; SNG France 1655; Imhoof-Blumer 386, no. 1. The coin designs are rather pedestrian, with most types depicting a god or goddess seated or standing, holding their various attributes. Gods represented include Mên and Apollo as illustrated above, but also Zeus, Dionysus, Demeter and Tyche. Semi-autonomous issues struck during the reign of Antoninus Pius feature a helmeted bust of Athena wearing an Aegis on their obverses. One interesting type depicts three athletes, one of whom reaches into an amphora, with an agonistic urn above them. This was the only type thought worthy of mention by George Hill, who notes it was discussed by Henri de Longpérier in an 1869 article. An interesting linguistic phenomenon is illustrated by the coins of the city. During the reign of Septimius Severus, the spelling of the city changes from ΠΑΛΑIΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ to ΠΑΛΑEΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ, perhaps reflecting the Latin-speaking convention of rendering the Greek diphthong AI as Æ. Feel free to post anything you feel is relevant! ~~~ Notes 1. Hill, George Francis. Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Lycia, Pamphylia, and Pisidia (BMC 19). Gilbert and Rivington, 1897, p. xcvi. 2. Sear, David R. Greek Imperial Coins and Their Values: the Local Coinages of the Roman Empire. Seaby, 1982, p. 628. 3. Hill, op cit., p. xcvii.