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REGINA (Reina) Badajoz, Spain.

Near Llerena. Pliny (3.14) locates this town in the Baeturia Turdulorum, and it is also mentioned by Ptolemy (2.4.10), the Antonine Itinerary (415.1), the Cosmographer of Ravenna (315.1), and the inscriptions (CIL II, 1037-38). Regina was a stage on the Roman road, of which several km survive nearby.

Remains of the theater include the outer walls and part of the vaulted passageway that supported the upper rows of the cavea. At the back of the stage building are parts of a wall with three doors set in vaulted niches; the rear wall of the building has smaller vaulted niches between these doors. The theater is small (diameter 55 m, wall of the scaena 38 m long) and is built of stone and concrete. The lower parts have not yet been excavated.

Casual finds include Roman iron tools, inscriptions, and fragments of sculpture, most of which are in the Badajoz Archaeological Museum. The perimeter of the ancient town has not yet been satisfactorily traced.


J. R. Mélida, Catálogo Monumental de España. Provincia de Badajoz (1926) I, 418-22PI.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.14
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