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Ruler: Augustus
Reigned: 16th Jan. 27 BC - 19th Aug. 14 AD
Denomination: AE17
Mint: Decapolis: Gadara
Date of Issue: 3/4 AD
Obverse: Bare head of Augustus right. "KAISAPI   SEBASTW"
Reverse: Veiled and turreted head of city-goddess right. "CADAPEIS   LLD" =year 34 of the Actian Era =3/4 AD
Reference: GIC 113, Spijkerman 130,9
Weight: 7.4 gms
Diameter: 18.5 mm


Gadara was one of the ten cities of the Decapolis, which were thought to have been a confederation of autonomous Graeco-Roman cities, formed when Pompey conquered Syria in 63/64 BC. The ruins of Gadara still exist and are spectacularly situated on a promontory in northern Jordan, overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. It is best known for it's association with the Biblical story of the miracle of the Gadarene swine.

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