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[German version]

Area and tribe between Cartagena and Júcar in the province of Murcia and Valencia; the name appears to be Celtic [1. 1107]. C. is mentioned in the context of the Sertorius war (Liv. fr. bk. 91), also in Plin. HN 3,19f.; Ptol. 2,6,14,61; see also [2. 131; 3. 222].


1 Holder 1

2 A. Schulten, Fontes Hispaniae Antiquae 1, 21955

3 Id.., Fontes Hispaniae Antiquae 6, 1952.

L. Conesa, Contestania ibérica, 1972

Tovar 3, 31.

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Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam), “Contestani(a)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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