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NISA Lycia, Turkey.

Near Sütlğen, in the mountains ca. 25 km N of Kaş. Mentioned only by Ptolemy and Hierokles and in the episcopal Notitiae. There is no evidence that Nisa was ever a member of the Lycian League; her one known coin (Sammlung von Aulock no. 4373), of the 2d c. B.C., is of nonfederal type.

The ruins are quite considerable but poorly preserved. They include a theater and a stadium; above the latter is a paved agora with a stoa and a number of inscribed bases. The city wall is partly preserved, in good squared blocks. The necropolis, outside the wall on the W, contains sarcophagi and a few built tombs.


R. Heberdey in Festschrift für H. Kiepert (1898) 153-58; TAM II.3 (1940) 271.


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