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HYRCA´NIA

HYRCA´NIA (Ὑρκανία μητρόπολις, Ptol. 6.9.7, 8.23.3; Hyrcana, Amm. Marc. 23.6), a town placed by Ptolemy to the east of the river Maxera in Hyrcania (probably the modern Tedjin). It is most likely represented by the modern Gurkan or Jorjan, a place to the NE. of Asterabad.

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