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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).

Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Thyatira, Lydia

|Thyatira|, |Severus| |Alexander,| |13| |March| |222| |-| |March| |235| |A.D.,| |Thyatira,| |Lydia||AE| |24|
Thyateira (also Thyatira) is the ancient name of the modern Turkish city of Akhisar ("white castle"). It lies in the far west of Turkey, south of Istanbul and almost due east of Athens. It is about 50 miles (80 km) from the Aegean Sea.
RP92867. Bronze AE 24, BMC Lydia p. 316, 128; RPC VI online T4384; SNG Munchen 675; SNG Cop 624; SNGvA -, F, green patina, earthen encrustations, porous, weight 6.605 g, maximum diameter 24.2 mm, die axis 180o, Thyatira (Akhisar, Turkey) mint, 13 Mar 222 - Mar 235 A.D.; obverse AYT K CE - AΛEΞAN∆POC, laureate head right; reverse ΘYATEIPH,NΩN (last three letters in exergue), she wolf right suckling twins Romulus and Remus; rare; $50.00 (€46.00)
 


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

|Thyatira|, |Julia| |Titi,| |Augusta,| |c.| |79| |-| |89| |A.D.,| |Thyatira,| |Lydia||AE| |16|
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


Nero and Poppaea, 62 - 65 A.D., Thyatira, Lydia

|Thyatira|, |Nero| |and| |Poppaea,| |62| |-| |65| |A.D.,| |Thyatira,| |Lydia||AE| |19|
Poppaea was renowned for her beauty and voluptuous extravagance. In 62 A.D., Nero divorced his wife Octavia to marry Poppaea. According to Tacitus, Poppaea married Otho only to get close to Nero and then, in turn, became Nero's favorite mistress, and then wife. She bore Nero one daughter, Claudia Augusta, born 21 January 63, who died at only four months of age. At the birth of Claudia, Nero honored mother and child with the title of Augusta. According to Suetonius, one day in the summer of 65, Poppaea quarreled fiercely with Nero over his spending too much time at the races. She was pregnant with her second child. In a fit of rage, Nero kicked her in the abdomen, killing her.
RP84927. Bronze AE 19, RPC I 2383 (6 spec.); BMC Lydia p. 302, 65; Weber 6932, SNG Cop -; SNGvA -, aVF, dark green patina, a little rough, weight 4.666 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 0o, Thyatira (Akhisar, Turkey) mint, c. 62 A.D.; obverse NERΩN KΛAY∆IOC KAICAP CEBACTOC, laureate head of Nero right; reverse ΠOΠΠAIAN CEBACTHN ΘYATIPHNOI, draped bust of Poppaea right; rare; SOLD







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