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DARDANOS or Dardanum Turkey.

City in the Troad, in the coastal plain of the Kalabakli çay. The site is on a low hill (Mal Tepe, Şehitlik Batarya) which controls the coast road, as Strabo says (13.1.28), 70 stadia (13-14 km) S of Abydos. It was a member of the Athenian League, paying one talent; at some point in the Hellenistic period it was transferred to Abydos (Strabo) but in 190 B.C. was liberated by Rome (Livy 37.9; 37; 38.39). Roman Imperial coinage. In the 19th c. some Greek vases were found here. Recent excavations have yielded tiles and sherds of the 8th c. B.C. to the 2d c. A.D., but no trace of walls. A Hellenistic tumulus 1 km to the S has also been excavated. The finds are in the Çanakkale museum.


ArchJ 16 (1859) 3 n. 1; AthMitt 6 (1881) 219; H. Schliemann, Ilios (1880) 134; id., Troja (1884) 305; W. Leaf, Strabo on the Troad (1923) 150ffMI; R. Duyuran, “Decouverte d'un Tumulus près de l'ancien Dardanus,” Anatolia 5 (1960) 9-12I; Z. Taşliklioglou, “Dardanos şehri tümülüsde yeni bulunan Grekçe kitabeler,” TurkTarDerg 13 (1963) 17-18; J. M. Cook, The Troad (1973) 57-60.


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