Attested: Ptolemy 2,3,4 Καινος Λιμην
Where: Probably at Pevensey (Novia), as suggested by Richmond and Crawford.
Name Origin: Greek for ‘new harbour’.
Notes: Not at Newhaven, favoured by Kleineberg, Marx & Lelgemann (2012), on the river Ouse with Lewes further upstream , nor at Lympne, a fort of the Saxon Shore favoured by Dmitri Gusev, nor on the river Arun (probably Ptolemy's Τρισαντωνος), with mouth near Shoreham but likely Roman-era port some way inland, around Pulborough TQ052176, favoured by Rivet & Smith, nor Dover, nor Chichester.
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