Thyateira — A settlement in Lydia also known as Thyatira
Thyateira was an ancient Greek city in Lydia, now the modern Turkish city of Akhisar ("white castle").

In classical times, Thyatira stood on the border between Lydia and Mysia. During the Roman era, (1st c. AD), it was famous for its dyeing facilities and was a center of the purple cloth trade. Among the ancient ruins of the city, inscriptions have been found relating to the guild of dyers in the city. Indeed, more guilds are known in Thyatira than any other contemporary city in the Roman province of Asia (inscriptions mention the following: wool-workers, linen-workers, makers of outer garments, dyers, leather-workers, tanners, potters, bakers, slave-dealers, and bronze-smiths).

In 366, a battle fought near Thyateira saw the army of Roman emperor Valens defeat Roman usurper Procopius.

Modern location: Akhisar, Turkey
(1) Thyateira
An AE unit struck c. 198-235 AD in Thyateira
Obverse: draped bust of Serapis right wearing kalathos

Reverse: Isis standing left holding sistrum and scepter; ΘVAT_EI_ΡHNΩN

Diameter: 20.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.7 g
wildwinds plate coin, ex Laurent Bricault collection, ex Rauch
BMC, Lydia, p. 301.53; SNG Aulock, 8274; SNG Glasgow, 1361; SNRIS Thyatira 05; BMC 53; SNG Leypold 1268
(2) Thyateira
An AE unit struck 193-235 AD in Thyateira
Obverse: head of Herakles right

Reverse: eagle half right, head left, spread wings; ΘVATEIΡHNΩN

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.4 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Munich 580 var. (eagle with closed wings) and 581 var. (eagle left, head right); SNG Copenhagen 585 var. (eagle with closed wings); SNG von Aulock -.
(3) Thyateira
An AE unit struck c. 184-192 AD in Thyateira
Obverse: draped bust Artemis Boreitene right from behind, quiver at shoulder (bow ending in stag's head); ΒΟΡEΙ_ΤΗΝΗ

Reverse: river-god Lykos reclining left, holding reed, elbow on water urn; ΘVΑΤEΙΡ_Η ΝΩΝ

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.2 g
RPC IV.2, 2502 (temporary); Cop 592