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SCARABA´NTIA (Σκαρβαντία, Ptol. 2.15.5), a town on the western bank of Lake Pelso in Upper Pannonia, on the road leading from Carnuntum to Sabaria. (Plin. Nat. 3.27; It. Ant. pp. 233, 261, 262, 266; Tab. Pent.) According to coins and inscriptions found at the place, it was a municipium with the surname of Flavia Augusta. Hence it appears that the reading in Pliny, “Scarabantia Julia,” is not correct, and that we must read either Scarabantia Flavia, or Scarabantia et Julia. Its site is now occupied by the town of Oedenburg, in Hungarian Soprony or Sopron. (Comp. Muchar, Norikum, i. p. 168; Schönwisner, Antiquitates Sabariae, p. 31; Orelli, Inscript. n. 4992.)


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