It is said to have been founded by one Myrinus before the other Aeolian cities, and was a very strong place, though not very large, and with a good harbor.
Under Roman rule, Myrina was part of the Roman province of Asia. It twice suffered severe earthquakes; first in the reign of Tiberius, and a second time in the reign of Trajan. The town was restored each time, and continued to exist until a late period.
The site of Myrina was discovered at the mouth of the river that was the ancient Pythicos, whose alluvia have covered what was the city's harbour.
Modern location: Near the town of Aliağa, Turkey
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔROY / MYP - Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔROY to right, MYP monogram above amphora in left field.
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 15.84 g
Reverse: amphora MY_PI
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.95 g