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NERTOBRIGA (La Almunia de Doña Godina) Zaragoza, Spain.

The present town 50 km SW of Zaragoza, NE of Calatayud, was constructed on the ruins of a Roman villa excavated a few years ago which, from its mosaics, can be dated to the 3d c. A.D.

The exact location of the Celtiberian city and the mansio on the Roman road is uncertain, in spite of an attempt to identify it with Roman ruins, probably villas, near Calatorae. Recent excavations in Cabezo Chinchón, between Calatorae and Almunia, have unearthed a prehistoric settlement of the 6th and 5th c. B.C., but no Celtiberian establishment. The indigenous city, often referred to in military events of the 2d c. B.C., which minted coins bearing the inscription NERTOBIS in the Iberian alphabet, must lie in the Ricla-Calatora-La Almunia triangle.


A. Beltáin, “Sobre la situación de Nertóbriga de Celtiberia,” VIII Congreso Nacional de Arqueología. Sevilla-Málaga, 1963 (1964) 277-85; id., “Mosaicos romanos de La Almunia de Doña Godina (Zaragoza),” Noticiario Arqueológico Hispánico 10-12 (1966-68) 325-27.


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