), a river of Gallia Cispadana, one of the southern tributaries of the Padus, which crosses the Via Aemilia a few miles W. of Modena.
It is evidently the same stream which is called by Pliny the Gabellus; but the name of Secia, corresponding to its modern appellation of Secchia,
is found in the Jerusalem Itinerary, which marks a station called Pons Secies, at a distance of 5 miles from Mutina. (Itin. Hier.
The same bridge is called in an inscription which records its restoration by Valerian, in A.D. 259, Pons Seculae. (Murat. Inscr.
p. 460. 5; Orell. Inscr.
1002.) The Secchia
is a considerable stream, having the character, like most of its neighbours, of a mountain torrent.