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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lydia| > |Other Lydia| > RP91828
Saitta, Lydia, c. 193 - 268 A.D.
Saitta (or Saittai) was in eastern Lydia, in the triangle between the upper Hyllus river (modern Demirci «ayı) and the Hermus river (modern Sidaskale). Representations of the river gods are found on coins of the Imperial Period. The moon god MÍn Akziottenos was honored, but Zeus, Dionysos, Aphrodite, Hygieia, Asklepios, Apollo, Kybele, and Herakles were also revered at Saitta. The town was a regional center for textile production. Hadrian probably visited in 124 A.D. In the city, In the Christian era Saittai was attached to the Archbishopric of Sardeis.
RP91828. Bronze AE 28, SNG Leypold 1151 (same dies); BMC Lydia p. 217, 29; SNG Cop 399, F, light corrosion/porosity, scratches, edge cracks, Saitta (Sidaskale, Turkey) mint, weight 8.121g, maximum diameter 27.6mm, die axis 180o, c. 193 - 268 A.D.; obverse IEPA-CVN KΛHT-OC, draped bust of the Roman Senate right; reverse CAITT-HNΩN, Athena standing facing, head left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and chiton, owl(?) in right hand, grounded shield and spear in left hand; $45.00











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