Cibra

AttestedCibra at position 199 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  A fort near the west end of the Antonine Wall, most likely at Old Kilpatrick, NS46007315, north of the Clyde, on the outskirts of Glasgow.

Name origin:  The nearest parallel to Cibra is Latin cibaria ‘food, rations’.  That suggests a supplies base, which would require a river-side location – hence the choice of Old Kilpatrick rather than other western forts at Duntochter, Bearsden, etc.

Notes:  French cible ‘target’ seems like a good name for the fort at the end of the Wall, but is thought to be a late import from a Germanic word.

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