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An ancient country of west-central Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea in present-day northwest Turkey. Noted for its wealth and the magnificence of its capital, Sardis, it may have been the earliest kingdom to use minted coins (seventh century bc).
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(Placename) an ancient region on the coast of W Asia Minor: a powerful kingdom in the century and a half before the Persian conquest (546 bc). Chief town: Sardis
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Lyd•i•a(ˈlɪd i ə)
an ancient kingdom in W Asia Minor: under Croesus, a wealthy empire including most of Asia Minor. Cap.: Sardis.
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|Noun||1.||Lydia - an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC|
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