The Roman world was flooded by images; images which carried cultural, religious, ethical and political messages. They could be encountered everywhere, from jewellry to public and private buildings, and obviously, on coins issued by the imperial and the provincial mints alike.
The issues of the cities the Roman province of Thrace appeared just after the integration into the Roman Empire. However, it was not until the mid-2nd century AD that the majority of the cities start to issue coins with an iconography pointing either to local religious and cultural identities, or to imperial virtues in a propagandistic way. A distinct group with what at a first glance appear to be local iconographic topics, it evidently has parallels in neighboring provinces.
Consequently, the aim of this presentation is to highlight the iconographic interactions between Thrace and the neighboring provinces of Pontus-Bithynia and Asia Minor, and to shed light on their causes.