(Itin. Ant. pp. 35, ter, 40: Lamasbua
, Tab. Peut.), a city of the Massylii, in the interior of Numidia, near the confines of Mauretania, 62 M. P. from SITIFI
and 62 from TAMUGADI. Lapie and D'Avezac identify it with Ain-Hazel,
at the N. foot of the mountains of the Welled-Abd-en-Nour;
but its site seems to agree better with the considerable ruins at Baitna,
on the S. of those mountains, and W. of the M. Aurasius (Jebel-Auress:
Shaw, Travels, &c.
p. 52 ; Pellissier, Exploration Scientifique de l' Algérie,
vol. vi. p. 389).