Lystra - A settlement in Lycaonia
Lystra was a city in central Anatolia, now part of present-day Turkey. It is mentioned in the New Testament, and was visited several times by the Apostle Paul, along with Barnabas or Silas.

The Roman Empire made Lystra a colony in 6 BC, possibly to gain better control of the tribes in the mountains to the west. Later, it was incorporated into the Roman province of Galatia, and soon afterwards the Romans built a road connecting Lystra to Iconium to the north.

The site of Lystra is believed to be located 30 kilometres south of the city of Iconium, and some 15 kilometres north of a small town called Akoren. A small museum within the village of Hatunsaray displays artifacts from ancient Lystra.

Modern location: Archaeological site

(1) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
AE unit Lystra
Obverse: IMP AVG, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: CERERIS, Ceres seated facing left, with long torch, and ears of corn with poppies over altar
Ref: RPC I 3540