AttestedVolitanio at position 192 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  Probably at Mumrills NS91857943 near Falkirk, the largest fort on the Antonine Wall.

Name Origin:  Latin volito ‘to fly to and fro’ could fit a cavalry base.  Or else Volitanio could be compounded from vallum plus PIE *ten- ‘to stretch’ to mean something like ‘wall extension’.

Name Origin:  VAL in an inscription found here is usually interpreted as short for Valerius, but might refer to vallum.

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