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Bronze stater from Crenides, featuring Heracles with a club and bow, 360-356 BCE

Crenides or Krenides (Ancient Greek: Κρενίδες) was an ancient Greek[1] city located in Thrace, and later in ancient Macedonia located in the region between the river Strymon and the river Nestos. It was founded by colonists from Thasos at 360 BCE. Crenides was close to Mount Pangaion with its rich gold veins and to another Thasian colony, Datos. The two colonies provoked the Thracians but at the same time gave Phillip II of Macedon the justification for penetrating the area and founding Philippi in 356 BCE. Phillip intervened to protect the city when it was threatened by Thracians under Kersobleptes.[2]

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  1. ^ An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen,2005,page 855,"The Thasians ...they founded Krenides and Daton"
  2. ^ An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen,2005,page 865


Coordinates: 41°00′47″N 24°17′03″E / 41.01316°N 24.28409°E / 41.01316; 24.28409