Strab. iii. pp. 141, seq.; Ἰλλίπα ἢ Λαῖπα μεγάλη, Ptol. 2.4.13
; Ilipa cognomine Illa, Plin. Nat. 3.1. s. 3
, according to the corrupt reading which Sillig's last edition retains for want of a better: some give the epithet in tho form Ilpa:
Harduin reads Ilia,
on the authority of an inscription, which is almost certainly spurious, ap. Gruter, pp. 351,305, and Muratori, p. 1002), a city of the Turdetani, in Hispania Baetica, belonging to the conventus of Hispalis.
It stood upon the right bank of the Baetis (Guadalquivir
), 700 stadia from its mouth, at the point up to which the river was navigable for vessels of small burthen, and where the tides were no longer discernible. [BAETIS
] On this and other grounds it has been identified with the Roman ruins near Peñaflo.
There were great silver mines in its neighbourhood. (Strab. l.c.,
and pp. 174, 175; Plin. l.c.; Itin. Ant.
p. 411; Liv. 35.1
; Florez, Esp. S.
|COIN OF ILIPA.|
p. 222, vol. ix. p. 24, vol. xii. p. 52; Morales, Antig.
p. 88; Mentelle, Esp. Anc.
p. 243; Coins ap. Florez, Med. de Esp.
vol. ii. p. 468, vol. iii. p. 79 ; Mionnet, vol. i. p. 15, Suppl. vol. i. p. 28; Eckhel, vol. i. p. 22; Ukert, vol. ii. pt. 1. p. 374.)