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Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Kanatha, Decapolis, Provincia Arabia
Kanatha (or Canatha), 16 miles North of Bostra, is today Qanawat, Syria. It was the Biblical Kenath, which was captured by Nobah from the Amorites (Numbers 32:42 and Judges 8:11) and taken back by Geshur and Aram. The epithet Gabinia (ΓABI in the reverse legend) was probably derived from Gabinius the Proconsul of Syria.
RP83599. Bronze AE 17, SNG ANS
1268 (same dies); Sofaer
p. 154 & pl. 132, 6 ff.; Spijkerman
p. 92, 8; Rosenberger
IV p. 18, 8, F, well centered
on a tight flan
bronze surfaces, Kanatha (Qanawat, Syria
) mint, weight
2.54g, maximum diameter
17.1mm, die axis
KOMO ANTONOC (A unbarred), laureate, draped, and cuirassed
right, from behind; reverse
ΓABI KANAΘ (A's unbarred, Θ appearing as O), bust
right, draped, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; ex Alex G. Malloy
; rare coin and city
Catalog current as of Sunday, January 21, 2018.
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