Καινος Λιμην

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,4 Καινος Λιμην

WhereKleineberg, Marx & Lelgemann (2012) thought that Ptolemy's coordinates 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, but Dmitri Gusev thinks that the Saxon Shore fort at Lympne is more likely.

Name Origin:  Greek for ‘new harbour’.

Notes:  These suggested locations slightly outrank 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: 10 July 2017