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COELOS

COELOS, COELA, COELIA, or CELA (Κοιλὸς λιμήν, Κοῖλα, Κοιλία), a port-town in the Thracian Chersonesus on the Hellespont, near which the Spartans were defeated by the Athenians, and where the latter erected a trophy by the side of the tomb of Hecuba. (Mela, 2.2. 7; Plin. Nat. 4.18, Ptol. 3.12.4; Nicet. v. p. 81; Anna Comn. xiv. p. 429; Amm. Marc. 22.8; Hierocl. p. 634.) There still exist coins of the town of Coelos, respecting which see Eckhel, vol. ii. p. 50. Its modern name is Kilidbahr.

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