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The year 657 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 97 Ab urbe condita . The denomination 657 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
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657 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar657 BC
DCLVI BC
Ab urbe condita97
Ancient Egypt eraXXVI dynasty, 8
- PharaohPsamtik I, 8
Ancient Greek era30th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4094
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1249
Berber calendar294
Buddhist calendar−112
Burmese calendar−1294
Byzantine calendar4852–4853
Chinese calendar癸亥(Water Pig)
2040 or 1980
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2041 or 1981
Coptic calendar−940 – −939
Discordian calendar510
Ethiopian calendar−664 – −663
Hebrew calendar3104–3105
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−600 – −599
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2444–2445
Holocene calendar9344
Iranian calendar1278 BP – 1277 BP
Islamic calendar1317 BH – 1316 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1677
Minguo calendar2568 before ROC
民前2568年
Nanakshahi calendar−2124
Thai solar calendar−114 – −113
Tibetan calendar阴水猪年
(female Water-Pig)
−530 or −911 or −1683
    — to —
阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
−529 or −910 or −1682

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Asia MinorEdit

  • King Gyges of Lydia establishes a state monopoly in metal coinage, making it illegal for individuals to issue the bean-shaped lumps of electrum used as a medium of exchange in place of commodities (approximate date).

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