Berge or Berga, near modern Vergi

Once an important trading centre of ancient Bisaltia, along the banks of the Strymonas, near the modern town of the same name, the city was colonized by settlers from Thassos island. Its influence fell off with the founding of Amphipolis but the city remained prosperous enough to have minted its own coins from 476 to 356, showing a carp and Silenus, the companion of wine god Dionysus. Not much of it remains, however.

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