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(Ὄλβασα; Ólbasa). One of the Pisidian colonies (Pisidia) founded by Augustus, Colonia Iulia Augusta Olbasena/Olbasenorum, at the site of an earlier fortified Hellenistic city high above the Lysis valley in western Pisidia. Coin minting is attested from Antoninus [1] Pius up to the mid 3rd cent. AD ([1] with [2. 39f.]). Coins and inscriptions indicate increasing Hellenization. O. was last mentioned as a city of the province Pamphylia in the 6th cent.; it does not appear in the lists of Byz…

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Weiß, Peter (Kiel), “Olbasa”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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