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AZE´TIUM (Ἀζητῖνοι: Azetini), a town of Apulia, the name of which does not occur in any ancient author, under this form, but its correctness is proved by its coins, which have types copied from those of Tarentum and the legend at full ΑΖΗΤΙΝΩΝ. These coins, once erroneously assigned to Azenia in Attica, are found only in the southern part of Apulia, and hence it is probable that the “Ehetium” of the Tab. Peut., a name certainly corrupt, ought to be read Azetium. If this conjecture be admitted Azetium may be placed at Rutigliano, a small town about 12 miles SE. of Bari, where the coins in question have been frequently discovered. The AEGETINI of Pliny (3.11. s. 16) though placed by him among the “Calabrorum Mediterranei,” in all probability belong to the same place, and this may be the Roman form of the name. (Millingen. Num. de l'Italie, p. 147.)



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