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ASI´DO (prob. Xeres de la Frontera), an inland city of Hispania Baetica, belonging to the conventus of Hispalis. It was a colony, with the epithet Caesariana, and appears to be the Ἄσινδον of Ptolemy (2.4.13.) Numerous coins, and other Roman antiquities, have been found at Xerez, its supposed site. Some, however, take Xerez for the ancient ASTA and Medina Sidonia for Asido. (Plin. Nat. 3.1. s. 3; Florez, Esp. S. 10.15, Med. de Esp. i. p. 164, iii. p. 13; Ukert, 2.1. pp. 356, 357.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.1
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 2.4
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