, Strab. p. 179: Eth.Καβελλιωνήσιος
, Eth. Καβελλιωνίτης
), a town in Gaul, on the Druentia (Durance
), and on a line of road between Vapincum (Gap
) and Arelate (Ailes
). Stephanus (s. v. Καβελλίων
), on the authority of the geographer Artemidorus, makes it a Massaliot foundation. Walckenaer (Gëog. &c.
vol. i. p. 187) says that M. Calvet has proved, in a learned dissertation, that there was a company of Utricularii (boatmen, ferrymen) at Cabellio, for the crossing of the river. Such a company or corpus existed at Arelate and elsewhere. Cabellio was a city of the Cavares, who were on the east bank of the Rhone. Pliny calls it an Oppidum Latinum (3.4), and Ptolemy a Colonia.
It was a town of some note, and many architectural fragments have been found in the soil.
The only thing that remains standing is a fragment of a triumphal arch, the lower part of which is buried in the earth.
In the Notitia of the Gallic Provinces “civitas Cabellicorum” is included in Viennensis.
|COIN OF CABELLIO.|