Trimontium

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,8  Τριμοντιον, a πολις of the (Σ)ελγοουαι;  Trimuntium at position 183 in the Ravenna Cosmography;   Milestone ...MONT...

WhereNewstead Roman fort at NT56983441 beside the river Tweed near Melrose, on Dere Street in the Scottish borders.

Name Origin:  Latin for ‘of three hills’, which accurately describes the location.

NotesTrimontium was also the name of a much bigger (and older) city that is now Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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