Carissa (Spain)

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Carisa or Carissa (Greek: Κάρισσα, Ptol. ii. 4, § 13) was an ancient city of the Turdetani in Hispania Baetica, in the conventus of Gades, having the civitas Latina. Several of its coins are extant.[1] Pliny refers to the city as Carissa cognomine Aurelia.[2] The city is usually associated, due to inscriptions, with Carixa, near Bornos, in the Province of Cadiz.


  1. ^ Caro, Ant. Hisp. iii. 19; Morales, Antig. p. 8, b.; Florez, Med. de Esp. vol. i. p. 285, vol. iii. p. 30; Théodore Edme Mionnet, vol. i. p. 8, Suppl. vol. i. p. 16; Sestini, pp. 20, 38; Eckhel, vol. i. p. 16.
  2. ^ Pliny iii. l. s. 3.