657 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 8th century BC7th century BC6th century BC
Decades: 680s BC  670s BC  660s BC  – 650s BC –  640s BC  630s BC  620s BC
Years: 660 BC 659 BC 658 BC657 BC656 BC 655 BC 654 BC
657 BC by topic
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657 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 657 BC
Ab urbe condita 97
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4094
Bahá'í calendar −2500 – −2499
Bengali calendar −1249
Berber calendar 294
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar −112
Burmese calendar −1294
Byzantine calendar 4852–4853
Chinese calendar 癸亥(Water Pig)
2040 or 1980
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2041 or 1981
Coptic calendar −940 – −939
Discordian calendar 510
Ethiopian calendar −664 – −663
Hebrew calendar 3104–3105
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −600 – −599
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2445–2446
Holocene calendar 9344
Igbo calendar −1656 – −1655
Iranian calendar 1278 BP – 1277 BP
Islamic calendar 1317 BH – 1316 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1677
Minguo calendar 2568 before ROC
民前2568年
Thai solar calendar −113

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Asia Minor[edit]

  • King Gyges of Lydia establishes a state monopoly in metal coinage, making it illegal for individuals to issue the bean-shaped lumps of electrum used as a medium of exchange in place of commodities (approximate date).

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