Tabala (Ancient Greek: Τάβαλα), is the name of a Roman and Byzantine town and a Bishopric in ancient Lydia. Tabala was on the Hermus River, and minted its own coins. It is no doubt the same as the one mentioned by Hierocles under the name of Gabala, which is perhaps only miswritten for Tabala. It is even possible that it may be the town of Tabae or Tabai (Τάβαι), which Stephanus of Byzantium assigns to Lydia.
Its site is located near Burgaz in Asiatic Turkey.
A See at Tabala was founded in the Roman era, and remains today a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.
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- ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v. Τάβαι.
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This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Tabala". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
Coordinates: 38°37′11″N 28°48′39″E / 38.61964°N 28.81076°E