Naustathmus (Pontus)

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Naustathmus or Naustathmos (Ancient Greek: Ναύσταθμος) was a port-town on the Euxine, in the western part of ancient Pontus, on a salt lake connected with the sea, and 90 stadia to the east of the Halys River.[1][2] The Tabula Peutingeriana calls it Nautagmus. The Anonymous Periplus places it only 40 stadia east of the mouth of the Halys.[3]

Its site is located in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Arrian. Periplus Ponti Euxini. Vol. p. 16.
  2. ^ Marcian of Heraclea, p. 74.
  3. ^ Anon. Peripl. p. 9.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, 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). "Naustathmus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 41°29′51″N 36°07′00″E / 41.497628°N 36.116602°E / 41.497628; 36.116602