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Eth. MODUTTI (Μοδούττου ἐμπόριον, Ptol. 7.4.7), a port in the island of Tapr<*>bane or Ceylon, mentioned by Ptolemy. The strong resemblance of the name makes it extremely probable that it is the same with the present Mantotte, where there are still the remains of a great city, and where a great number of Roman coins of the times of the Antonines have been dug up. It appears to have been situated at the northern point of the island. The inhabitants were called Μοδοῦττοι.


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