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GOBAEUM (Γόβαιον ἄκρον), is placed by Ptolemy (2.8.1) in Gallia Lugdunensis, and it is the most western part of Gallia. D'Anville concludes that it is Finistère or Mahé, commonly called Pointe St. Mathieu. It is certainly some point between the Pointe de Penmarche and the place where the French coast turns east. Gossellin and others make it the cape on which stands the light of Audierne, and which terminates on the east the road of Gob-estan. In such a case as this the name helps to a probable conclusion.


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    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 2.8
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