, , c. 166 - 50 B.C.
, on the coast of Anatolia, was one of the twelve cities of the League. It was famous for its Temple of , completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cult image of the Ephesian goddess has a mummy-like body with the feet placed close together, is many-breasted, and from each of her hangs a long with tassels at the ends. At her side stands a stag raising its to the image of the goddess. The usual of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of most frequently depict a bee on the . The high-priest of the temple of was called the Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). was one of the seven churches of cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.GB72555. Bronze AE 17, 80; 301; p. 62, 137; 1842 var. (magistrate); 2795 ff. var. (same) 221 ff. (same), VF, nice , 2.155 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 0o, mint, Roman rule, c. 166 - 50 B.C.; E−Φ, bee within wreath; stag standing right, date tree in background center, ∆ left, ΩΠA right, magistrate's name ∆HMHTPI/OC in ; ex (2008); $120.00 (Ä105.60)
Thyateira, , Early 3rd Century A.D., Pseudo-Autonomous Coinage
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).RP68779. Bronze AE 17,
p. 299, 46; IV 858; 1398; I 1261; -; -; -; -; -; -, aVF, 2.819 g, maximum 16.5 mm, 180o, Thyatira mint, early 3rd century A.D.; of Dionysos right; ΘYATEIPHNΩN, advancing left, raising wreath in right, frond over shoulder in left; extremely ; SOLD
Smyrna, , Time of , c. 88 - 85 B.C.
GB81290. Bronze AE 25,
1206, 118, VF, 12.917 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 0o, Smyrna ( , Turkey) mint, c. 88 - 85 B.C.; Diademed of right; EPMOΓENHΣ ΦPIΞOΣ ΣMYPNAIΩN, advancing right, holding wreath and ; ; SOLD
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