, Ptol. 4.3.33
), a town of Numidia, which the Antonine Itinerary places at 34 M. P. (32 M. P. Peut. Tab.
) from Sicca Veneria, 92 M. P. from Sufetula, 86 M. P. from Carthage, 119 M. P. (by Tipasa) to Cirta; all which distances (considering that the roads are indirect) agree with the position assigned to it by Shaw (Trav.
p. 179) and Barth (Wanderungen,
p. 221) at ‘Abd-er-Rabbi,
so called from the tomb of a “Marabout.” According to Vibius Sequester (de Flum.
p. 7), it was near the river Bagradas; but Shaw (l.c.
), who first discovered the site, by the remains of a triumphal arch, and a stone with an inscription bearing the ethnic name “Musticensium,” speaks of it as being at some distance from the present course of the Mejerdah.