Asia Minor is a geographic region in the south-western part of Asia comprising most of what is present-day Turkey. The earliest...
Croesus (pronounced 'KREE-sus') was the King of Lydia, a country in western Asia Minor (corresponding to modern-day...
Electrum Sixth Of A Stater
Sixth of a stater in electrum from either Ionia or Lydia, 630-600 BCE. O: Non-type. R: Two incuse squares.
Electrum Third Of A Stater
A third of a stater in electrum from either Ionia or Lydia, ca 600 BCE. O: Geometric motif. (R: Incuse oblong).
Herodotus on Lydia
I:93. Of marvels to be recorded the land of Lydia has no great store as compared with other lands, excepting the gold-dust...
Ionia is the name given during ancient times to the central region of Anatolia’s Aegean shore in Asia Minor, present-day...
Lords of Asia Minor: An Introduction to the Lydians (Philippika)
In Lords of Asian Minor, Annick Payne and Jorit Wintjes provide a wonderfully clear and accessible introduction to the Lydians...
Lydia Electrum Stater
Uncertain King of Lydia. Early 6th century BCE. Made from electrum. Obverse: Head of roaring lion right, the sun with multiple...
Lydian Gold Stater
Gold stater from Lydia, reign of Croesus, 560-546 BCE. O: Lion and ox. R: Two incuse squares.
Lydian Relief: 5th Century BCE
This relief of a male holding a bird is from the 5th century BCE, found in modern day western Turkey near the ancient...