Victoria

Attested:  RC Victorie;  Ptolemy 2,3,7 Ουικτωρια a πολις of the Δαμνονιοι

Where:  Probably at Dunning, Perthshire, where there is a Roman marching camp at NO025150, a hill-fort known as Dun Knock at NO02311432, and a place called Duncrub at NO011148 which may preserve the name of Mons Graupius.  Many other locations have been proposed for the battle described by Tacitus, but none really fits the sequence of names in RC.

Name Origin:  Latin victoria ‘victory’.

Notes:  See here for a detailed discussion of the how this location might fit the account of the battle written by Tacitus.

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Last edited 24 July 2017