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

(1) Macrinus 217-218 AD
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
Ref: Prieur 943