The historical region of Mysia includes a variety of landscapes and numerous mints.
The coinages show close links with those in the Troas and other adjacent regions.
Cyzicus and Pergamum were very productive mints in this area.
Despite the considerable number of large port cities and beautiful harbours in the Greek oecumene and the enormous importance of lighthouses for navigation, images of lighthouses on coins are rare, with the exception of Alexandria’s—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. To our knowledge, coins of Istros are the only known Roman provincial coins that show a river god in combination with a lighthouse.
The Coin of this Month is presented by Ulrike Peter / Vladimir Stolba