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SYBRITA (Σύθριτα, Scyl. p. 18; Σούθριτα, Ptol. 3.17.10; Σούθριτος, Hierocles; Σίθυρτος, Polyb. ap. Steph. B. sub voce: Eth. Σιθρύτιος, Böckh, Corp. Inscr. vol. ii. p. 637), a town of Crete, 8 M. P. from Eleutherna (Peut. Tab.), and famous for its numerous and beautiful silver coins, which, though some of them belong to a very early period, are the finest specimens of the Cretan mint; the types are always connected with the worship of Dionysus or Hermes. (Eckhel, vol. ii. p. 320.)


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