(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.)