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Pactolus

(păktō`ləs), small river of ancient Lydia, W central Asia Minor (now Turkey), joining the Hermus (modern Gediz) after passing Sardis. It was famous for the gold washed from its sands, a source of wealth to the kings of Lydia.

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[Sammet 1969, p. 627].
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Fortunately for Midas, Dionysus permitted the greedy king to return to his old self once he bathed in the river Pactolus.
These early coins were made from electrum, an alloy of gold and silver that occurs naturally in the local rivers, especially in the Pactolus, near Sardis.
for whom `there is probably no reference here, as most commentators think, to the river Pactolus, turned to gold by Midas'.