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BI´NGIUM (Bingen), a Roman station on the Rhine, at the junction of the Nava (Nahe) and the Rhine. It is mentioned by Tacitus in his history of the war of Civilis. (Hist. 4.70.) Julian repaired the fortifications of Bingium while he was in Gallia. (Amm. Marc. 18.2.) The Antonine Itin. mentions Vincum on a road from Confluentes (Coblenz) to Treviri (Trier) and Divodurum (Metz), and as it makes the distance xxvi Gallic leagues from Confluentes to Vincum, we must suppose that Vincum is Bingium; for the Table makes viii from Confluentes to Bontobrice, ix from Bontobrice to Vosavia, and ix from Vosavia to Bingium, the sum total of which is xxvi. The Itinerary and the Table both agree in the number xii between Bingen and Moguntiacum, or Mainz.


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