Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Ianus Augustus, Caput Viae (Mengíbar, Jaén): An interprovincial monumental border in Roman Hispania
Authors: Juan Pedro, Bellón Ruiz
Miguel Ángel, Lechuga Chica
María Isabel, Moreno Padilla
Mario, Gutiérrez Rodríguez
Abstract: Recent research undertaken as part of the Iliturgi Project has located the remains of an Early Imperial building complex linked to the Via Augusta. They include the foundations of an arch and a monumental platform whose size and characteristics allow it to be identified as the Ianus Augustus, a monumental complex near the River Baetis that marked the limit between the Roman provinces of Baetica and Tarraconensis. Its location makes it a reference point for our knowledge of the ancient geography of Hispania and for understanding Roman interprovincial frontiers. Geophysical prospections in its surroundings have also revealed the possible remains of a bridge across the river.
Keywords: Ianus Augustus, Via Augusta, Hispania Baetica, Roman Frontiers, Iliturgi
Issue Date: 19-May-2021
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: This study was carried out as part of the Excellence Project entitled “Methodology for the archaeological study of battlefields and sieges in the context of the Second Punic War: The Battle of the Metaurus and the sieges of Iliturgi and Castulo (207–206 BCE)” (HAR2016-77847-P), Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities of Spain.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Bellón Ruiz JP, Lechuga Chica MÁ, Moreno Padilla MI, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez M. Ianus Augustus, Caput Viae (Mengíbar, Spain): An interprovincial monumental border in Roman Hispania. Journal of Roman Archaeology. 2021;34(1):3-29. doi:10.1017/S1047759421000283
Appears in Collections:DPH-Artículos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2021_JRA_IanusAugustus.pdfIanus Augustus, Caput Viae1,81 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright