Tibiscum

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Tibiscum
Castrum Tibiscum - 08.jpg
Porta principalis sinistra
Tibiscum is located in Romania
Tibiscum
Location within Romania
Alternative name(s)Tibisco, Tivisco, Tibiscus, Tibiskon, Tiriskon [1]
Known also asCastra of Jupa
Founded during the reign ofTrajan
Foundedc. 101 AD
Abandonedc. 6th-7th century AD
Attested byTabula Peutingeriana
Previous fortificationDacian
Place in the Roman world
ProvinceDacia
Administrative unitDacia Apulensis
Administrative unitDacia Superior
Structure
— Stone structure —
Size and area307 m × 170 m (5.4 ha)
Stationed military units
Cohorts
Numeri
Location
Coordinates45°27′59″N 22°11′22″E / 45.4663°N 22.1895°E / 45.4663; 22.1895Coordinates: 45°27′59″N 22°11′22″E / 45.4663°N 22.1895°E / 45.4663; 22.1895
Altitudec. 180 m
TownJupa
CountyCaraș-Severin
Country Romania
Reference
RO-LMICS-I-s-A-10805 [2]
RO-RAN51038.01 [2]
Site notes
RecognitionMonument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
ConditionRuined
Excavation dates
  • 1924 - 1925 [2]
  • 1980 - 1990 [2]
Archaeologists

Tibiscum (Tibisco, Tibiscus, Tibiskon) was a Dacian town mentioned by Ptolemy, later a Roman castra and municipium.[5][6] The ruins of the ancient settlement are located in Jupa, Caraş-Severin County, Romania.

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Tabula Peutingeriana[edit]

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Dacian town[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Schütte, Gudmund (1917). "Ptolemy's maps of northern Europe, a reconstruction of the prototypes". The Royal Danish Geographical Society. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Castrul şi vicus-ul roman (municipiul Tibiscum) de la Jupa - "Cetate"". National Archaeological Record of Romania (RAN). ran.cimec.ro. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  3. ^ Tactica, strategie si specific de lupta la cohortele equitate din Dacia Romana, de Petru Ureche
  4. ^ a b Tibiscum
  5. ^ Ptolemy & 140 AD, III 8,4.
  6. ^ Olteanu, Ptolemy's Dacia.

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