Antiochia ad Taurum

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Antiochia ad Taurum (Αντιόχεια του Ταύρου; "Antiochia in the Taurus") was an ancient Hellenistic city in the Taurus Mountains of Cilicia (later Commagene province), Anatolia.[1] Most modern scholars locate Antiochia ad Taurum at or near Gaziantep, Gaziantep Province, Turkey (formerly called Aïntab),[2][3] although past scholars tried to associate it with Aleppo (formerly Halab), Syria.[4]

Coins were minted at Antiochia ad Taurum.[5]

Antiochia ad Taurum was Christianized early and formed a bishopric see in Commagene.[6]


  • Bouillet Chassang, Dictionnaire universel d'histoire et de géographie ("Aintab")
  1. ^ [1] Archived July 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "303-304 (Nordisk familjebok / 1800-talsutgåvan. 1. A - Barograf)". 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  3. ^ [2] Archived August 11, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ E. Halley (1695). "Some Account of the Ancient State of the City of Palmyra, with Short Remarks upon the Inscriptions Found there". Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775). The Royal Society. 19: 160–175. 
  5. ^ "WildWinds' Geographical Index of Greek Mints, Rulers & Tribes". Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Universität Mannheim - Homepage". Retrieved 2015-09-19. 

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