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Coordinates: 38°55′18″N 27°36′54″E / 38.921548°N 27.614993°E / 38.921548; 27.614993
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Lydia in about 50 CE.

Hermocapelia or Hermokapeleia, also possibly known as Thyessos, was a town of ancient Lydia.[1] It was inhabited from Classical through Byzantine times.[1] It stood on the Hermus River,[2] "to the west of Apollonis in its own little plain almost completely surrounded by mountains."[3]

It was mentioned by Pliny the Elder[4] and Hierocles[5] but is best known for its coins which it minted,[6][7] and which are in existence today.

The city was the site of an ancient bishopric[8] which remains a vacant titular see to this day.[9][10]

Its site is located in Sakarkaya, Akhisar, south of Suleymanköy in Asiatic Turkey.[1][11]


  1. ^ a b c Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  2. ^ John-Anthony Cramer, A Geographical And Historical Description of Asia Minor with a Map. (Oxford University Press, 1832), p 433-434.
  3. ^ Halsey L. Royden, The Magistrates of the Roman Professional Collegia in Italy: From the First to the Third Century A.D. (Review by: Willem Jongman) American Journal of Philology Vol. 111, No. 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 281-283 .
  4. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 5.30.
  5. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 670.
  6. ^ Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Hermocapelia.
  7. ^ mantis.
  8. ^ Michel Le Quien, Oriens christianus (ex Typographia Regia, 1740) p.889.
  9. ^ Hermocapelia at catholic-hierarchy.org.
  10. ^ Hermocapelia at GCathollic.org.
  11. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

38°55′18″N 27°36′54″E / 38.921548°N 27.614993°E / 38.921548; 27.614993