(Tulcea) Dobrudja, Romania.
About 64 km E-SE of Galaţi, a Getaean settlement, conquered by the Romans. The name may be Celtic. Ovid
mentions it as an old fortress, founded by a certain Caspios Aegisos, on the right side of the Danube, on a high,
almost inaccessible hill. No archaeological excavations
have been undertaken. The identification with modern
Tulcea has been confirmed by an inscription mentioning
a “vexillatio (a)egisse(n)sis.” Ruined Roman walls, two
relief carvings (a Thracian knight and a funeral feast),
and other chance finds are of interest.
. 1.8.13, 4.7.21, 23-24, 53; Ant.
. 226.2; Not. Dig. or
. 22.214.171.124; Hierocl. Synecd
637.14; Procop. De aed
I. Barnea, “O inscripţie de la Aegyssus,” Studi şi cercetări de istorie veche
, I, 2 (1950) 175-84; TIR
, L.35 (1969) s.v.; N. Gostar, “Caspio Aegisos,” Danubius