Argyria (Pontus)

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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 domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Argyria". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 41°00′20″N 38°52′12″E / 41.005623°N 38.869903°E / 41.005623; 38.869903