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Achaiion or Achaeïum or Achaeum (Ancient Greek: Ἀχαίιον) was a town in the Tenedian Peraia of the ancient Troad.[1][2] The legend AX (ACH) which some bronze coins found in this region bear is thought to refer to Ach(aiion) by Louis Robert,[3] but others attribute the coins to Achilleion.[4]

Its site is located near Hantepe, Asiatic Turkey.[5][6]


  1. ^ Pleiades
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. 13.1.46. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Louis Robert (1951). Études de numismatique grecque. p. 8 n. 4.
  4. ^ - coins of Achilleion; B.V. Head, Historia Numorum2 540, SNG Cop. Troas 64; J.M. Cook (1973). The Troad. Oxford. p. 181 n. 3. objects that whereas Achilleion is twice attested as a polis and therefore capable of minting coins (Herodotus 5.94.2, Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Σίγειον) Achaiion never had political autonomy and always belonged to the Tenedian Peraia.
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 39°49′19″N 26°09′57″E / 39.82194°N 26.16585°E / 39.82194; 26.16585