(Vich) Barcelona, Spain.
Tarraconensis W of Gerona and 50 km N of Barcelona,
mentioned by Pliny (HN 22-23
) and Ptolemy (2.6.69).
The town takes its name from a tribe of the Ausetani,
who held sway as far as Gerunda. Under Amusicus, Ausa
revolted against the Romans but was subdued after a
30-day winter siege by Cneus Cornelius Scipio. In the
2d c. B.C. the town minted many coins based on the
Roman system with the Iberian legend AUSESCEN and,
according to Pliny, had Latin rights. A small prostyle
hexastyle Corinthian temple survives from the Imperial
age; the cella (10.1 x 12.1 m) is built in opus emplecton
lined with small ashlar.
J. Gudiol, L'Ausa romana
Puig i Cadafalch, L'Arquitectura romana a Catalunya
J. MALUQUER DE MOTES