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Ancient Coins of Thyatira, Antatolia

Thyateira (also Thyatira) is the ancient name of the modern Turkish city of Akhisar ("white castle"). In Revelation, Thyatira is the church that had a false prophetess (Revelation 2:20).


Thyatira, Lydia, 2nd Century B.C.

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We were unable to identify another specimen with the monogram right. It may be present on some published or online specimens that are just too worn or off center. This same monogram is found on other types from Thyatira.
GB91506. Bronze AE 16, SNG Cop 571 var.; SNGvA 3199 var.; SNG München 574 var.; SNG Tübingen 3836 var.; BMC Lydia p. 292, 4 var.; et al. - (none with monogram), gF, beautiful jade-like patina, earthen deposits, small edge chips, weight 3.125 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 0o, Thyatira (Akhisar, Turkey) mint, 2nd Century B.C.; obverse head of Apollo right; reverse double-axe (labrys), ΘYATEI/PH-NΩN in two lines staring above, below divided by shaft, monogram to right of axe blade; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; rare variety; $100.00 (€88.00)
 


Thyatira, Lydia, 2nd Century B.C.

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Thyateira (also Thyatira) is the ancient name of the modern Turkish city of Akhisar ("white castle"). In Revelation, Thyatira is the church that had a false prophetess (Revelation 2:20).
GB89864. Bronze AE 16, SNG Cop 571; SNGvA 3199; BMC Lydia p. 292, 4; Klein 578, gF, well centered, blue-green and brown patina, light marks, weight 3.300 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 0o, Thyatira (Akhisar, Turkey) mint, 2nd century B.C.; obverse head of Apollo right; reverse ΘYATEI/PH−NΩN, double-axe (labrys); $80.00 (€70.40)
 


Julia Titi, Augusta, c. 79 - 89 A.D., Thyatira, Lydia

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Thyateira (also Thyatira) is the ancient name of the modern Turkish city of Akhisar ("white castle"). The tripod refers to Apollo, whose worship was important at Thyatira.
RP41607. Bronze AE 16, RPC II 941, F, weight 1.650 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, die axis 0o, Thyatira (Akhisar, Turkey) mint, Reign of Titus, 79 - 81 A.D.; obverse IOYΛIA CEBACTH, draped bust of Julia right; reverse ΘYATEIPHNΩN, tripod altar; rare; SOLD







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