was said by Pytheas to be an island in the northern ocean, upon which amber was washed by the waves, distant a day's sail from the aestuary called Mentonomon, on which the Gothones dwelt.
This island was called Basilia by Timaeus, and Baltia by Xenophon of Lampsacus.
It was probably a portion of the Prussian coast upon the Baltic. (Plin. Nat. 37.7. s. 11
; Diod. 5.23
; Ukert, Geographie,
vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 33, seq.) [p. 1.2]