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GABROSENTUM in Britain, probably the nominative form of the Gabrosente of the Notitia, and the Gabrocentio of the geographer of Ravenna. It was a station along the line of the Vallum (per lineam Valli) and was occupied by the second cohort of the Thracians. The editor of the Monumenta Britannica identifies Gabrosentum with Drumburgh in Cumberland: Mr. Bruce, with Bowness. At Bowness slight traces of the walls of a station may with difficulty be detected, “its southern lines near the church being those which are most apparent.” A small altar, dedicated to Jupiter, by Sulpicius Secundianus, has been dug up at Bowness.


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