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A'bgarus, A'cbarus

or AU'GARUS (Ἄβγαρος, Ἄκβαρος, Ἀυγαρος), a name common to many rulers of Edessa, the capital of the district of Osrhoene in Mesopotamia. It seems to have been a title and not a proper name. (Procop. Bell. Pers. 2.12.) For the history of these kings see Bayer, " Historia Osrhoena et Edessena ex nummis illustrate," Petrop. 1734. Of these the most important are :

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