Great article, Erik. It lends new significance to Lydia being a merchant dealing in purple cloth.81Bebe NicholsonErik BrownFollowJan 12 · 1 min readThanks for the read and comment. I never knew about them dealing in purple cloth, just about their coinage. But, it would make sense. They were on the border of the East and West, so it would be a good trading point for luxury goods.