Arutela (castra)

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Castra Arutela 001.jpg
Arutela (castra) is located in Romania
Arutela (castra)
Location within Romania
Alternative name(s) Arutelia
Known also as
  • Castra of Căciulata
  • Castra of Bivolari
Founded during the reign of Hadrian [1]
Founded 138 [1]
Abandoned 3rd century AD
Attested by Tabula Peutingeriana
Place in the Roman world
Province Dacia
Administrative unit Dacia Malvensis
Administrative unit Dacia Inferior
Limes Alutanus
Nearby water Aluta
Directly connected to
— Stone [1] structure —
Stationed military units
Tyrorum sagittariorum
Coordinates 45°16′36″N 24°18′44″E / 45.276803°N 24.312266°E / 45.276803; 24.312266Coordinates: 45°16′36″N 24°18′44″E / 45.276803°N 24.312266°E / 45.276803; 24.312266
Altitude 285 m (935 ft)
Place name Poiana Bivolari
Town Căciulata
County Vâlcea
Country  Romania
RO-LMI VL-I-s-A-09562 [2]
RO-RAN 167954.01 [2]
Site notes
Recognition Monument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
Discovery year 1888
Condition Partially reconstructed
Excavation dates 1894 [3]

Arutela[1] was a fort in the Roman province of Dacia located on Limes Alutanus. It was erected on 138 by "Surri sagittari" by the order of Titus Flavius Constans, imperial procurator of Dacia Inferior.[1]

The last Roman coin found here was from Elagabal, emitted between 220 - 222.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Vladescu 1986, p. 46
  2. ^ a b "Castrul roman Arutela de la Păuşa - "Poiana Bivolari"". National Archaeological Record of Romania (RAN). 2009-01-08. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Manuscrisele lui Pamfil Polonic". Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Tudor, Dumitru (1968). Oltenia Romană. București: Editura R.S.R. 
  5. ^ Vladescu 1986, p. 59


  • Vlădescu, Cristian M. (1986). Fortificațiile romane din Dacia Inferior. Craiova: Ed. Scrisul Românesc. p. 160. 

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