Argyria (Troad)

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Argyria (Ancient Greek: Ἀργυρία) was a town located in the ancient Troad on the right bank of the Aesepus River (modern Gönen Çay) near Scepsis.[1] It was noted for its silver mines, whence the town's name (άργυρος is Greek for 'silver'). Strabo further clarifies its location as at the foot of Mount Ida near the source of the Aesepus.[2][3]

Its site is located near Karaidin Maden (Gümüş Maden) in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xii. p. 552. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xiii. p. 603. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Gustav Hirschfeld: Argyria 1.(in German) In: Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft (RE). Volume II,1, Stuttgart 1895, col. 801.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ 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: 39°45′01″N 27°13′20″E / 39.750179°N 27.222332°E / 39.750179; 27.222332