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URVINUM METAURENSE (Urbino) Marche, Italy.

A municipium inscribed in the tribus Stellatina, situated on a hill between the rivers Metaurus and Pisaurus (Foglia) in what was once Umbria. Its origins are obscure; in 1903-4 at Monte Rossano between Urbino and the Metaurus were found hut foundations of the Early Iron Age. Fortifications around the crown of the hill can be traced with some uncertainty; from these it appears to have been more a fortress than a town. In 1942 remains of a Roman theater came to light near S. Domenico but were reburied.


F. Mazzini, Guida di Urbino (1962)MI; EAA 7 (1966) 1074 (G. Annibaldi).


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