Teos — A settlement in Ionia also known as Teo
Teos or Teo was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, on a peninsula between Chytrium and Myonnesus. It was founded by Minyans from Orchomenus, Ionians and Boeotians, but the date of its foundation is unknown. Teos was one of the twelve cities which formed the Ionian League.

Teos was a flourishing seaport with two fine harbours until Cyrus the Great invaded Lydia and Ionia (c. 540 BC). The Teans fled to the newly founded colonies of Abdera in Thrace and Phanagoria on the Asian side of the Cimmerian Bosporus.

The port was revived by Antigonus Cyclops. During the times of the Roman emperors, the town was noted for its wine, a theatre and Temple of Dionysus. These are positioned near the acropolis, which is situated on a low hill and had fortifications by the 6th century.

Modern location: Sığacık, Turkey
(1) Phokaia | Teos
An AR Tetartemorion struck 521-478 BC in Phokaia | Teos
Obverse: head of griffin left

Reverse: incuse square

Diameter: 6 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.28 g
No notes for this coin
Cf. Hirsch 221, lot 331, BMC 88-89
(2) Teos
An AR Hemidrachm struck c. 500-460 BC in Teos
Obverse: Griffin seated right

Reverse: rough incuse square

Diameter: 12 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.6 g
No notes for this coin
Balcer group XXI, 51-6; SNG Copenhagen 1434
(3) Teos
An AR Tetartemorion struck 475-450 BC in Teos
Obverse: seated griffin right, rising leg

Reverse: quadrate incuse square

Diameter: 8.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.29 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Kayhan 601
(4) Teos
An AR Diobol struck 375-350 BC in Teos
Obverse: Griffin seated right, left forepaw raised

Reverse: Lyre

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.88 g
No notes for this coin
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