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ABONUTEICHOS later IONOPOLIS (Inebolu) Pontus, Turkey.

A minor city, presumably an Ionian foundation, halfway along the inhospitable Paphlagonian shore of the Black Sea (Pontus Euxinus). It achieved full civic status in the 1st c. A.D. and adopted the name Ionopolis under Marcus Aurelius. Its only claim to fame (considerable at the time) was as the seat of the bogus oracle set up by the charlatan Alexander (Luc. Pseudomantis). Traces of ancient walls have been recorded on the acropolis, and architectural fragments are common in the town.


G. Jacopi, Dalla Paflagonia alla Commagene (1936) 8.


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