Recent excavations carried out near the modern village 18 km W
of Istros (Histria) have revealed a rural complex, the
earliest strata of which go back to the 6th c. B.C., the
latest to the Roman period. The houses are fairly primitive and ringed with grain ditches, but the great number
of pottery fragments—most of them imported wares—and
the many coins found there suggest that this was a Greek
advance post on the territory of the Getae which allowed
the Istnians to amass their grains and dispose of their
goods in the heart of the native population.
C. Preda, Pontica
5 (1972) 77-86.
D. M. PIPPIDI