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PICTO´NIUM PROMONTO´RIUM as it is now generally written, but in Ptolemy (2.7.1) Pectonium (Πηκτόνιον ἄκρον), is placed by him on the coast of Gallia Aquitania, between the mouth of the river which he names Canentelus [CARANTONUS] and the port Secor or Sicor. It is impossible to determine what point of land is Pectonium. D'Anville supposes it to be L'Aiguillon near the mouth of the Sévre Niortaise; and Gossellin takes it to be La Pointe de Boisvinet.


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