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) Gaius Asinius Gallus
An AE unit struck 5 BC in Temnos
Obverse: head of Gaius Asinius Gallus right; ACINIOC ΓAΛΛOC AΓNOC

Reverse: head of Dionysos right wearing ivy-wreath; AΠOΛΛAC ΦAINIOV TAMNITAN

Diameter: 15.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.1 g
Apollas, son of Phainios, magistrat
RPC 2447; SNG Copenhagen 276.
(2) Temnos | Alexander III
An AR Tetradrachm struck c. 188-170 BC in Temnos
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

Diameter: 37 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.2 g
No notes for this coin
Price 1676; Müller 956