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ARELATE, a city in Gallia Narbonesis, now called Arles, and to this day a considerable town in Provence, being the See of an Archbishopric. Ansonius calls it Gallula Roma.
Pande duplex, Arelate, tuos blanda hospita Portus Gallula Roma --- --- [Open wide, Arelate, thy ports with friendly welcome, thou little Gallicised Rome.]
is one of the six cities, to which the right of coining money was
conceded, in the lower empire; whence coins of Constantine and others
have for their mint-mark ARL. P. Arelatensium Prima, &c.--See
Pitiscus and Rasche, who call Arelate a Roman colony; it is, how-ever,
not included, as such, in the respective catalogs of Eckhel or