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KLOS (“Amantia”) Albania.

On the right bank of the lower Aous, a steep-sided hill is fortified with a circuit wall ca. 1900 m long. An ancient road enters the city between two towers of ashlar masonry and foundations of houses are visible inside. Some magistrates of the city are named on an inscribed block in a house of the modern village. Religious and funerary reliefs of Hellenistic and Roman times come from the site. Literary evidence suggests that it was Amantia, the chief city of the Amantes, who issued coins.


C. Patsch, “Das Sandschak Berat in Albanien,” Schriften der Balkankommission, Antiquarische Abteilung, III (1904) 118ff; C. Praschniker, “Muzakhia und Malakastra,”JOAI 21-22 (1922-24) Beiblatt 84ff; P. C. Sestieri in Rivista d'Albania 4.197; N.G.L. Hammond,Epirus (1967) 224f, 233ff, 698ff.


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