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Valentia

On the south-east coast of Hispania Citerior (Hither Spain), probably founded by D. Iunius Brutus Callaicus (138 bce) for soldiers who had fought under him against Viriatus. The inhabitants supported Sertorius' cause even after his death. It was a mint, and had become a Latin colony by 60 bce (see colonization, roman). Excavations have revealed the topography of the town (forum, walls, houses), as well as evidence for its survival into the Visigothic period (late Roman cemetery and basilica; see goths).

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M. J. Peña, Estudios de la antigüedad (1984), 64 ff..Find this resource:

    A. Ribera, La arqueologia romana de Valentia (1983).Find this resource:

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