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OSSO´NOBA (Ὀσσόνοβα, Ptol. 2.5.3), a town of the Turdetani in Lusitania, between the rivers Tagus and Anas, on the road from Esuris to Ebora and Pax Julia. (Itin. Ant. pp. 418, 426.) [LUSITANIA p. 220a.] It is the same town mentioned by Strabo in a corrupt passage (iii. p. 143), by Mela (3.1.6), Pliny (4.21. s. 35), and others. Commonly identified with Estoy, lying a little N. of Faro, near the mouth of the Silves, where Roman ruins and inscriptions are still found. One of the latter has RESP. OSSON. (Ukert, vol. ii. pt. 1. p. 387.)


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