, Ptol. 5.9
. § § 7, 10, 31, 5.10.1), a small river placed by Ptolemy in Sarmatia Asiatica, and which, rising in the Coraxici Montes,--a western portion of the chain of the Caucasus,--flowed SW. into the Euxine Sea.
It was the northern limit of Colchis.
It is probable that the Chariens of Arrian (Peripl.
p. 10), the Charien of Pliny (6.3. 4
), the Charis of Strabo (xi. p.499
), and the Charistos of Ptolemy (5.10.2
), are one and the same river with it. Its present name is Sukum.