a city of Syria mentioned in the Itinerary of Antoninus as xviii. M. P. distant from Androna, which was xxvii. M.P. from Calcis, cxxxviii. M.P. from Dolicha, now Doluc.
pp. 194, 195.) Mannert thinks that it corresponds in situation with the Chalybon (Χαλυβών
) of Ptolemy (5.15.17
), which gave its name to a district of Syria Chalybonitis.
It is certainly identical with the modern Siria,
2 long days SE. of Aleppo,
in the desert, the ruins of which were discovered and described by Pietro della Valle. (Mannert, Geographie,
part vi. vol. i. p. 411.)