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a gate in the Aurelian wall from which the VIA NOMENTANA (q.v.) issued (DMH), 75 metres to the south-east of the modern Porta Pia, which was erected by Pius IV in 1564. It retained its ancient name until the thirteenth century (T in loc.); it occurs under the form of Numantia in Magister Gregorius (JRS 1919, 19, 46). It had two semi-circular towers, the left-hand one of which, in brickwork attributable to Aurelian, stands on a square brick tomb, while the right-hand one, removed in 1827, stood upon the tomb of one Q. Haterius (CIL vi. 1426; see SEPULCRUM Q. HATERII). The analogy of the porta Salaria suggests that the curtain had three large windows over a single arch; and it is the only example of one of Aurelian's original gates which has not been re-faced. Immediately to the south-east there is a small postern (LF 3 ; Jord. i. I. 355; T iii. 8; PBS iii. 38; x. 20; Discovery vi. (1925), 293-295; BC 1927, 55, 56).

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