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ARVA (Alcolea, Ru.), a municipium of Hispania Baetica, on the right bank of the Baetis (Guadalquivir), two leagues above Corduba (Cordova). The river is here crossed by a fine bridge of dark marble. There are considerable ruins, with numerous inscriptions, one of which runs thus: ORDO MUNICIPII. FLAVII. ARVENSIS. (Gruter, p. 476, No. 1.) There are coins of Arva extant, inscribed ARVA. and M. ARVEN. (Eckhel, vol. i. pp. 14, 15.) Pliny mentions Arua among the Celtic towns in the conventus of Hispalis (3.1. s. 3).


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