Flavia Neapolis — A settlement in Judea
Flavia Neapolis was named in 72 AD by the Roman emperor Vespasian and applied to an older Samaritan village. Located between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, the new city lay 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) west of the Biblical city of Shechem which was destroyed by the Romans that same year during the First Jewish-Roman War.

In 244 CE, Philip I transformed Flavius Neapolis into a Roman colony named Julia Neapolis. It retained this status until the rule of Trebonianus Gallus in 251 CE.

Neapolis, along with most of Palestine, was conquered by the Muslims under Khalid ibn al-Walid, a general of the Rashidun army of Umar ibn al-Khattab, in 636 after the Battle of Yarmouk. The city's name was retained in its Arabicized form, Nabulus. The town prevailed as an important trade center during the centuries of Islamic Arab rule under the Umayyad, Abbasid and Fatimid dynasties.

Modern location: Nablus, Israel
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 215-217 AD in Flavia Neapolis
Obverse: Laureate head right; AVT KAI AN_TΩNINOC CE

Reverse: Eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, altar below; ΔHMAPX EΞ VΠATOC T Δ

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No notes for this coin
obv.: Prieur 1702 / rev.: Prieur 1701