Ad Mutriam (castra)

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Ad Mutriam
Part of Tabula Peutingeriana showing Western Moesia Inferior, Western Dacia and Macedonia.png
Amutria on Tabula Peutingeriana (upper center)
Ad Mutriam (castra) is located in Romania
Ad Mutriam (castra)
Location within Romania
Alternative name(s) Amutria, Amutrion, Amutrium,[1] Ad-mutria ,[2] Admutrium,[2] Ad Mutrium[2]
Known also as
  • Castra of Valea Perilor
  • Castra of Cătunele
Attested by
Place in the Roman world
Province Dacia
Administrative unit Dacia Malvensis
Administrative unit Dacia Inferior
Directly connected to

(Pinoasa) [3]

— Wood and earth structure —
Size and area 156 m x 114 m (1.77 [4][page needed] ha)
Shape Round rectangle [3]
Coordinates 44°50′N 22°55′E / 44.833°N 22.917°E / 44.833; 22.917
Place name Chivadarul [5] / Cetate
Town Valea Perilor (Cătunele)
County Gorj
Country  Romania
RO-LMI GJ-I-s-B-09155.01 [5]
Site notes
Recognition Monument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
Condition Ruined

Ad Mutriam[2] was a fort in the Roman province of Dacia in the 2nd century AD.


Romanian archaeologist and historian Grigore Tocilescu, assumes that Amutria should be read Ad-mutriam, Ad Mutriam or Ad Mutrium, meaning by/at the Mutrium (Motru).[2] The modern Romanian linguist Sorin Olteanu is also suggesting the form Ad Mutrius, with Mutrius possibly being the ancient name of Motru River.[6][citation needed]

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