Attested: RC Dannoni or Daunoni in RC's list of diversa loca discussed here.
Where: Probably Blackness Castle at NT05548025. The anchorage in its lee (now used by a boat club) was the number-two harbour of mediaeval Scotland and probably served the Romans as a supply base for the eastern end of the Antonine Wall, analogous with Dumbarton at the other end. That site looks like an ancient long-distance trading place similar to Tintagel, Hengistbury, Cadiz, etc.
Name origin: Danno- was a common element in ancient personal names, meaning something like ‘local official’ or specifically ‘portreeve’ as discussed in detail here.
Notes: R&C suggested a scribal error for Δαμνονιοι, but that tribe was probably only a distant linguistic relative.
Last Edited: 2 July 2017