Dubris

Attestedad portum Dubris on iter 3 of the Antonine Itinerary;   Dubris (place) at position 71 and Durbis (river) at position 265 in the Ravenna Cosmography
Dubris on the Peutinger map   Dubris in the Notitia Dignitatum, where the Praepositus militum Tungrecanorum was based

Where:  The Roman fort and naval base at Dover, Kent, at TR319413.

Name origin:  See “The meaning of the name Dover” here.  The name probably meant ‘double bank’, referring to sand-and-shingle spit(s) across the harbour mouth, not ‘waters’.

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