or Dardanum Turkey.
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; 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.
16 (1859) 3 n. 1; AthMitt
(1881) 219; H. Schliemann, Ilios
(1880) 134; id., Troja
(1884) 305; W. Leaf, Strabo on the Troad
; 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
T. S. MACKAY