Head of Titus right, laureate; [ΤÎΤΟΣ ΚΑÎ]ΣΑΡ / Bust of Tyche r., veiled; on l., ΓΑˆ†ΑΡΑ (Gadara); on r., date: LZΛΡ (year 137 = 73/4 AD). 16mm, 4.24 grams. Mint of Gadara. Ros. 36. Spijk. 29. Sofaer pl. 137,29. RPC II 2097. SKU T1988-53113
The Decapolis (Greek: ΔεκάÏολις, Dekápolis, 'Ten Cities') was a group of ten cities on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire in the southeastern Levant in the first centuries BC and AD. They formed a group because of their language, culture, location, and political status, with each functioning as an autonomous city-state dependent on Rome. They are sometimes described as a league of cities, although some scholars believe that they were never formally organized as a political unit.