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OSSA (Ὄσσα, Ptol. 3.13.15), a town of the Bisaltae, which, before the annexation of Bisaltia to the kingdom of Macedonia, must have been a place of some importance from the fact of its possessing an autonomous coinage. (Eckhel, vol. ii. p. 73.) It has been identified with Sokhó, a large village on the S. side of the Nigríta mountain, where some Hellenic remains are found on the surrounding heights. Another ancient site at Lakhaná, on the N. road from Serrés to Saloníki, has also claims to be considered the representative of Ossa. (Leake, North. Greece, vol. iii. pp. 213, 233.)



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