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HERACLEIA SINTICA

HERACLEIA SINTICA (Ἡράκλεια Σιντική Ptol. 3.13.30; Steph. B. sub voce Const. Porph. de Them. 2.2; Ἡράκλεια Στρυμόνος, Hierocles; Heraclea ex Sintiis, Liv. 13.51), the principal town of Sintice, a district on the right bank of the Strymon, in Thracian Macedonia. It was distant from Philippi, by the Roman road which passed round the N. side of the lake, 55 M. P., and by that which passed on the S. side, 52 M. P. (Peut. Tab.

Demetrius, son of Philip V. king of Macedonia, was murdered and put to death here. (Liv. 40.24.) It stood on the site of the modern Zervókhori, a small village where the peasants find in ploughing the ground great numbers of ancient coins. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 226.) The coins of this place are very numerous. (Sestini, Mon. Vet. p. 37; Eckhel, vol. ii. p. 71.)

COIN OF HERACLEIA IN MACEDONIA.

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