Hierapolis (Syria) — A settlement in Syria also known as Mnbg
Hierapolis - 'Holy City' - was founded as 'Mnbg' and was part of the kingdom of Bit Adini and was annexed by the Assyrians in 856 BC.

As a center of the worship of the Syrian goddess Atargatis, it became known to the Greeks as the Ἱερόπολις (Hieropolis) 'city of the sanctuary', and finally as Ἱεράπολις (Hierapolis) 'holy city'.

Some three hundred priests served the shrine and there were numerous minor ministrants. The lake was the centre of sacred festivities and it was customary for votaries to swim out and decorate an altar standing in the middle of the water. Self-mutilation and other orgies went on in the temple precinct, and there was an elaborate ritual on entering the city and first visiting the shrine.

Modern location: Manbij, Syria
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An AE unit struck 140-141 AD in Hierapolis (Syria)
Obverse: laureate bust right from behind; ΑΥΤ(Ο) ΚΑΙ ΤΙ(Τ) ΑΙΛ(Ι) ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤωΝEΙΝΟϹ ϹEΒ(Α) (EYϹEΒ(Η))

Reverse: legend within wreath; ΘEΑϹ ϹΥΡΙ / ΑϹ ΙEΡΟΠ / Γ

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.4 g
No notes for this coin
RPC IV.3, 6975 (temporary); BMC 16-18
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 217-218 AD in Hierapolis (Syria)
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right AYT·K·M·OΠEΛ_·CE·MAKPINOC_·CE

Reverse: eagle facing, head right, wreath in beak, lion right between legs ΔHMAP·X·EΞ·VΠATOC

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Prieur 943