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Title: Les fleuves de la partie orientale du bassin de la mer Baltique dans des sources écrites d'Antiquités tardive et quelques découvertes sur le fleuve de Louga
Author(s): KARGAPOLTSEV, Sergeï , SEDYH, Valery
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 7    Date: 2008   
Pages: 287-293
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.7.0.2033264

Abstract :
The note is dedicated to identifying the Chesinus river in the eastern part of the Baltic basin, mentioned in the Geography of Ptolemy (2nd century AD), the Periplus of Marcian (early 5th century AD), and the Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus (second half of the 4th century AD). Ptolemy and Marcian place the river east of the Turuntus river, identified by V.A. Bulkin as the Western Dvina and its tributaries. In this case, the Chesinus can correspond to some channel east from the Dvina. The concentration of finds of Late Roman period weapons of Western origin on the Luga river points to the importance of this artery. Thus identification of the Luga with the Chesinus looks plausible.

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