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Pactolus

Pactolus, The, a river of Lydia, Asia Minor, identified with the modern Sarabat in Anatolia. It rises in Mount Tmolus, and joins the Hermus about 50 miles east of Smyrna. Among the ancients its name was synonymous with wealth, owing to the gold which its sands contained.

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