(Tavira) Algarve. Portugal.
Mentioned by Mela (3.1), Pliny (HN 4.22
), Ptolemy (2.5),
and in the Antonine Itinerary
, Balsa has been identified
with a site between Santa Luzia and Senhora de Luz, near
Tavira, by many inscriptions and other objects found in
the region. The cemetery has been explored but there
has been no extensive excavation. The finds are in the
National Museum of Archaeology in Lisbon.
A. Viana, “Balsa y la necropolis romana d'As Pedras d'El Rei,” Archivo Español de Arqueologia