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GOBANNIUM (Abergavenny) Monmouthshire, Wales.

The Roman fort has not been precisely located, but must lie beneath the modern town of Abergavenny, on the N bank of the Usk. A bath is known near the castle, and a cemetery to the NE. Excavations in the town center have produced a quantity of Roman pottery of the period A.D. 75-150, with enough Claudian and Neronian pottery to indicate occupation in the period A.D. 50-60. The finds are in the Abergavenny Museum.


L. A. Probert et al., “Excavations at Abergavenny, 1962-1969,” Monmouthshire Antiquary 2 (1965-69) 163-98; J. L. Davies in V. E. Nash-Williams, The Roman Frontier in Wales (2d ed. by M. G. Jarrett 1969) 45-46M.


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