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Costa Bellene/Ballene (Capo Don?)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: S. Loseby, R. Häussler
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Stefano Costa, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Creators. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 27, 2018 09:47 PM History
A Roman mansio on the via Iulia Augusta. An Early Christian complex (basilica, baptistery, cemetery) developed nearby and lasted until the Middle Ages.

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station (road or coastal), catacomb, cemetery, necropolis, church, monastery (deprecated)

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 16 E2 Costa Balenae

The Barrington Atlas compiler followed Coradi 1968 in locating this site, attested in both the Antonine Itinerary and the Peutinger map, at modern Lacosta-San Remo in Italy. More recent work and archaeological finds now encourage a tentative association with a site at Capo Don, further east. The Barrington also followed earlier scholarship in correcting the name to Costa Ballenae on the grounds that the forms transmitted to us must have corrupted a name based on the word balena ("whale"); however, newer thinking holds that these witnesses may more accurately transmit a name related to Bellenus, allegedly a pre-Roman Ligurian divinity.

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S. Loseby, R. Häussler, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Stefano Costa, and Tom Elliott, 'Costa Bellene/Ballene (Capo Don?): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 04 October 2023]

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