Attested: Ptolemy 2,3,6 Δουνον κολπος
Where: Tees Bay
Name origin: See here about dunum ‘fort’; κολπος is Greek for ‘bay’.
Notes: The only major hillfort within the range of error of Ptolemy's coordinates is Eston Nab Camp, which looms over modern Middlesbrough and would have been even more prominent beside the ancient Tees estuary. There is no need to focus on Robin Hood's Bay, as suggested by Kleineberg et al..
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