This medal bears an emblem of Antioch with the inscription "Antiocheon Metro. Kolon.", which suggests that the city was given the dignified title "metropolis".

Antioch

This medal bears an emblem of Antioch with the inscription "Antiocheon Metro. Kolon.", which suggests…

Antioch, a city in Syria on the river Orontes. It was founded by Seleucus Nicator, and was hailed by Cicero as a city of opulence, "abounding in men of taste and letters." It was the first city in which the followers of Christ were called "Christians".

Antioch

Antioch, a city in Syria on the river Orontes. It was founded by Seleucus Nicator, and was hailed by…

A medal of Antioch in Pisidia.

Antioch in Pisidia

A medal of Antioch in Pisidia.

A medal of Antioch engraved with an image of Nemesis, the goddess of divine punishment.

Medal of Antioch

A medal of Antioch engraved with an image of Nemesis, the goddess of divine punishment.

"This church was erected, a few years after Simeon's death, around the pillar (the base of which is to be seen in the cut) upon which the saint had passed so many years. It became one of the most popular of the medieval pilgrim shrines."—Myers, 1905

Ruins of the Church of St. Simeon Stylites

"This church was erected, a few years after Simeon's death, around the pillar (the base of which is…