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LydiaLydia a western Asia Minor kingdom was located in what is now western Turkey. Scientist estimate that it was founded during the Iron Age and was most noted for the invention of coins and the establishment of permanent stores.  around the 7th century BC. It was conquered by the Persian Empire and later became a Roman province.
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