Καινος Λιμην

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,4 Καινος Λιμην

Where:  Ptolemy's coordinates (Kleineberg, Marx & Lelgemann, 2012) point towards Newhaven on the Sussex river Ouse, whose Roman-era entrance harbour may have been near its current position of Q450001, though its Roman-era port is likely to have been further inland, around Lewes, TQ418103.

Name Origin:  Greek for ‘new harbour’.

Notes:  This suggested location slightly outranks the river Arun further west (which was probably Ptolemy's Τρισαντωνος), with mouth near Shoreham but likely Roman-era port some way inland, around Pulborough TQ052176.  R&S suggested Dover, but that is unlikely.  Novia harbour river in RC might be this place, rather than Chichester.

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Last Edited: 5 September 2016