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 521-478 BC
Obverse: head of griffin left
Reverse: incuse square
Ref: Cf. Hirsch 221, lot 331, BMC 88-89
(2) Teos c. 500-460 BC
Obverse: Griffin seated right
Reverse: rough incuse square
Ref: Balcer group XXI, 51-6; SNG Copenha...
(3) Teos 475-450 BC
Obverse: seated griffin right, rising leg
Reverse: quadrate incuse square
Ref: SNG Kayhan 601
(4) Teos 375-350 BC
Obverse: Griffin seated right, left forepaw raised
Reverse: Lyre
Ref: None provided