(“Gesocribate”) Finistère, France.
Ancient site probably to be identified as the Gesocribate
of the Peutinger Table
. Only a few traces of the Gallo-Roman period have been found in the substratum of the
city. Brest's maritime position and its consequent vulnerability to the raids of the Saxons led to the erection of a
series of fortifications at the end of the 3d c. A.D. On
the left bank of the Penfeld, the isthmus is blocked by a
strong wall, built with a core of mortared rubble faced
with small blocks and banded with brick. Part of the
present-day castle is supported by this wall.
L. Pape, “L'Armorique gallo-romaine,”
Histoire de la Bretagne