Open main menu

Castra of Drobeta was a fort in the Roman province of Dacia.

Turnu Severin Drobeta.jpg
Ruins of castra Drobeta, modern Romania
Drobeta (castra) is located in Romania
Drobeta (castra)
Location within Romania
Alternative name(s) Drubeta
Known also as Castra of Drobeta-Turnu Severin
Founded during the reign of Trajan
Founded 103
Abandoned c. 6th century AD
Attested by Tabula Peutingeriana
Notitia Dignitatum
Previous fortification Dacian
Province Dacia
Administrative unit Dacia Apulensis
Administrative unit Dacia Superior
Directly connected to
— Stone structure —
Size and area 137 m × 122 m (1.6 ha)
Coordinates 44°37′29.8″N 22°40′4.87″E / 44.624944°N 22.6680194°E / 44.624944; 22.6680194Coordinates: 44°37′29.8″N 22°40′4.87″E / 44.624944°N 22.6680194°E / 44.624944; 22.6680194
Town Drobeta-Turnu Severin
County Mehedinți
Country  Romania
RO-RAN 109782.06
Condition Ruined

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ CIL III, 8072
  2. ^ CIL III, 14484
  3. ^ CIL III, 8066a
  4. ^ AE 1936, 9
  5. ^ Radu Florescu, Drobeta: l’accampamento e la città romana, in Traiano ai confini dell’Impero, Ancona 1998, a cura di Grigore Arbore Popescu, p.129;
  6. ^ Rapoarte arheologice: Zona de vest a castrului Drobeta Archived September 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ CIL III, 14216,08

External linksEdit