Temnos - A settlement in Aeolis
Temnos was a small Greek polis of ancient Aeolis, later incorporated in the Roman province of Asia, on the western coast of Anatolia. The little town was located near the Hermus River, which is shown on its coins. Situated at elevation it commanded a view of the territories of Cyme, Phocaea, and Smyrna.

Under Augustus it was already on the decline; under Tiberius it was destroyed by an earthquake; and in the time of Pliny it was no longer inhabited. It was, however, rebuilt later.

One of the city's more noteworthy figures was the rhetorician Hermagoras.

Modern location: Görece, Turkey

(1) Temnos | Alexander III c. 188-170 BC
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Reverse: Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; oinochoe within vine tendril left; AΛEΞANΔPOY / (ΠA) E
Ref: Price 1676; Müller 956