Gabala — A settlement in Syria also known as Jableh
Gabala was was an important Hellenistic and then Roman city in modern day Syria.

In the medieval period, Jableh was part of the Principality of Antioch, one of the Crusader States, until it was captured by Saladin in 1189 during the Third Crusade. One famous resident was Hugh of Jabala, the city's bishop, who reported the fall of Edessa to Pope Eugene III, and was the first person to speak of Prester John.

It struck coins from the 2nd century BC and until the reign of Elagabalus.

Modern location: Jableh, Syria
An AR Tetradrachm struck 217-218 AD in Gabala
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AVT·KAI·M·OΠ·C ··· E·MAKPINOC

Reverse: eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, date palm right, crescent over crab below; ΔHMAPX EΞ VΠATOC Π Π

Diameter: 23.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 14.8 g
No notes for this coin
Prieur 1089