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Tynteni would be north of Lake Ohrid

Tynteni, or Tyntenoi (Greek: Τυντενοί) was the name of an Illyrian tribe,[1][2] living in villages, or of a town named Tynte, that may be the same[3] as Daton, a Greek[4] colony in Thrace. The Tynteni and Tynte are only attested in coins. If an actual tribe, the Tynteni were located north[5] of lake Ohrid. Their coins, whose minting stops in the early 5th century BC,[6] have similarities of those of Ichnae, that was in the archaic age Paeonian but later became Greek. The coin legend is (Greek: ΤΥΝΤΕΝΟΝ).

The Atintani seem to have originated[7] from the obscure Tynteni.

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  1. ^ The Ancient world, Volumes 25-26 Publisher Ares Publishers, 1994 p.112 "..Illyrian Tynteni.."
  2. ^ The Illyrian Atintani, the Epirotic Atintanes and the Roman Protectorate Author(s): N. G. L. HammondReviewed work(s):Source: The Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 79 (1989), pp. 11-25...'Tyntenoi', as the Ionic form of an Illyrian name, with 'Atintanoi' in the West-Greek (or Doric) dialect.2
  3. ^ Historia numorum: a manual of Greek numismatics by Barclay Vincent Head,1963,page 199,"suggests that Tynte may be identical with Daton."
  4. ^ An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen, 2005, page 855, "The Thasians [...] they founded Krenides and Daton..."
  5. ^ A History of Macedonia: 550-336 B.C by Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond, Guy Thompson Griffith, page 93
  6. ^ The Cambridge ancient history: The fourth century B.C. by D. M. Lewis and John Boardman, 1994, page 427, "The silver coinage of the Tynteni ceased early in the fifth century. The period after 475 was one of comparative poverty, during which contacts were lost..."
  7. ^ The Cambridge ancient history: Persia, Greece and the Western Mediterranean... by John Boardman, 1988, ISBN 0521228042, page 496, "The issuing authorities were tribes as far afield as the 'Tynteni' (later Atintani)..."