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CAURIUM (Coria) Cáceres, Spain.

Town on the Alagón river W of Plasencia, mentioned by Pliny (4.118) and Ptolemy (2.5.6). Considerable stretches of its Roman walls survive: the towers are square and the perimeter ca. 1 km. The ashlar is granite in large blocks. There are four gates, those on the S and E the most important. Little of the aqueduct survives, but sculptural and epigraphic remains have been found.


J. R. Mélida, Catálogo Monumental de España. Provincia de Cáceres (1924) I, 104-14; A. Diaz Martos, Las murallas de Coria (1956)MPI.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.22
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