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The Autrigones (also called Austrigones or Aurigotes) were a pre-Roman people of ancient Spain, described by the Roman historian Paulus Orosius as neighbours of the Gallaeci,Paulus Orosius, Historiarum adversus Paganus, VI, 21, 1 and thus had their homeland in the northwest of Hispania.


Their historical territory now lies split between the provinces of Cantabria (east of Ason river), Burgos (north-east), Biscay (west of Nervion-Ibaizabal river), Alava (west) and La Rioja (west).Pliny the Elder writes about the "ten states of the Autrigones" and says the only ones worth mentioning are Tritium Autrigonum (Monasterio de Rodilla – Burgos) and Virovesca (possibly the present-day Briviesca – Burgos; Celtiberian-type mint: Uirouiaz)Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (eds. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.) Book III Chap.4,3 in the valley of Oca River.The other Autrigones' towns were Deobriga (near Miranda de Ebro – Burgos), Uxama Barca (Osma de Valdegobia; Celtiberian-type mint: Uarcaz?), Segisamunculum (Cerezo del RiotirónBurgos), Antecuia (near Pancorbo – Burgos), Vindeleia (Cubo de Bureba – Burgos), Salionca (Poza de la Sal – Burgos) and the port of Portus Amanus/Flaviobriga (Castro UrdialesCantabria).


The Autrigones were a Central European Celtic people who...
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