Chryse (placename)

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Chryse is a name occurring in Ancient Greek geography, reported by ancient authors to have referred to the following places:

  • Chrysē nēsos (Golden Island), an ancient poetical name for the island Thasos, after its gold mines[2]
  • Chryse, a promontory of Lemnos opposite Tenedos[3]
  • Chryse or Chrysea, an island near Crete, now Gaidaronisi


  1. ^ Homer, Iliad, 1. 30
  2. ^ Arrian in Eustathius on Dionysius Periegetes, 589
  3. ^ a b c d e f Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Khrysē
  4. ^ Plutarch, Life of Theseus, 27. 3
  5. ^ Legeza, Laszlo. "Tantric Elements in pre-Hispanic Philippines Gold Art," Arts of Asia, July-Aug. 1988, pp.129-136. (Mentions gold jewelry of Philippine origin in first century CE Egypt)
  6. ^ Peralta, J.T. "Prehistoric gold ornaments from the Central Bank of the Philippines," Arts of Asia 1981, no. 4, p. 54.
  7. ^ Villegas, Ramon N. Ginto: History Wrought in Gold, Manila: Bangko Central ng Pilipinas, 2004.