Lydia

ByBible Blender

Jun 11, 2016

An Iron Age kingdom of western Asia Minor located generally east of ancient Ionia in the modern western Turkish provinces of Uşak, Manisa and inland İzmir.  Lydia was later the name of a Roman province. Coins are said to have been invented in Lydia around the 7th century BC.  Lydia had numerous Christian communities, and after Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire in the 4th century became one of the provinces of the diocese of Asia in the Patriarchate of Constantinople.