s landing at the navalia and passing through the forum to deposit the
treasures of Ptolemy in the aerarium Saturni and on the Capitol, both
suit such a site.
On the other hand, it seems very doubtful whether the expression
of Procopius (BG iv. 22) in regard to the ship of Aeneas, which was
preserved in his day at the navalia e)n me/sh| th=| po/lei need refer to the
All the other passages in which the navalia are mentioned-e.g.
Cic. de or. i. 62 (a restoration by Hermodorus in 99 B.C.), Paul. ex Fest.
179: Navalis porta a vicinia navalium dicta (where a city gate is certainly
not in question), Plin. NH xxxvi. 40-do not give us any topographical
indications, so that it is not certain to which navalia they refer.
Hulsen also thinks that a coin of Antoninus Pius (Coh. No. 7 ; cf.
Zeitschr. f. Num. 1900, 32) represents, not a bridge, but the navalia with
the Aventine in the background (cf. Mitt. 1886, 168; 1900, 352-354). See, however, JRS 1911, 187-195.
A painting known t