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PETINESCA in the country of the Helvetii, is placed in the Itins. between Aventicum (Avenches) and Salodurum (Solothurn); at the distance of xiii. in the Anton. Itin. from Aventicum and xiiii. in the Table; and at the distance of x. from Salodurum in both the Itineraries. Some geographers have placed Petinesca at a place named Büren; but the distance does not agree with that given by the Itins. between Petinesca and Salodurum, as D'Anville observes, who also says that the position of Bienne (Biel) corresponds to the ancient numbers, if we take them to indicate Gallic leagues. Cluver also placed Petinesca at Biel.


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