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Ancient Roman city, western coast of central Italy. It was originally Etruscan. Silver and iron ores from the nearby island of Elba supplied its metal-manufacturing industry. During the 5th century BC it became wealthy as the first city in Etruria to coin silver. It was conquered by Romans and suffered during the wars between Sulla and Marius in the 1st century BC.
Variants of POPULONIA
Populonia ancient Pupluna
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