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KOTYORA (Ordu) Pontus, Turkey.

A tributary colony of Sinope in Tibarenian territory, on the S coast of the Black Sea (Pontos Euxeinos). The citizens were transferred to the new city of Pharnakeia, ca. 48 km farther E, by Pharnakes I of Pontus (ca. 180 B.C.). Kotyora itself declined into a small village. Traces of the port, cut in solid rock, were formerly visible at Kiraz Limani, on the N side of Ordu.


W. J. Hamilton, Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia (1842) I, 267.


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