The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A small river of Lydia, famous for the gold contained in its sand, due, it was alleged, to Midas washing the gold off him in its waters, and the alleged source of the wealth of Croesus; its modern name is Sarabat. See Midas .
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Pactolus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/pactolus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.