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Argyria (Pontus)

Argyria (Pontus)

Argyria (Ancient Greek: Ἀργυρία) or Argyra (Ἀργυρά) was a town of ancient Pontus, located 20 stadia east of Tripolis.[1][2] It was noted for its silver mines, whence the town's name (άργυρος is Greek for 'silver').

Its site is located near Halkavala in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. Arrian, Periplus Ponti Euxini.
  2. Gustav Hirschfeld: Argyria 2.(in German) In: Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft (RE). Volume II,1, Stuttgart 1895, col. 801.
  3. Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Argyria". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

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