Argilus - A settlement in Macedonia also known as Argilos
Argilus was an ancient city in Macedonia, first settled by Thracians during mid-8th century BC. Later the inhabitants of Paros founded a colony here to ship timber and ore deposits.

The city flourished, had about 6,000 to 9,000 inhabitants and was fortified by a wall at this time. It founded the cities of Kerdylion and Tragilos in the last quarter of the 6th century BC.

Around 500 BC BC, the city was probably destroyed by the Persians under Dareios I, but then rebuilt. After the Persian Wars, the city became a member of the Delian League. The city remained independent, as an inscription in the Asklepion of Epidauros testifies.It was destroyed by Philip II in 357 BC and never rebuilt.

Modern location: ruins near modern Sikia, Greece

(1) Argilos c. 495-460 BC
Obverse: forepart of Pegasos right
Reverse: quadripartite incuse square
Ref: Liampi, Argilos period VI, 122-127;...