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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 575 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FLUMINI MAGGIORE, a town of the province of Cagliari, Sardinia, to m. by road N. of Iglesias, and 5 M. from the W. coast. Pop. (1901) town 3908; commune 9647. It is the centre of a. considerable lead and zinc mining district. Three miles to the S. are the ruins of a temple erected probably in the time of Commodus (Corpus inscr. Lat. x., Berlin, 1883, No. 7539). They seem to mark the site of Metalla (mines), a station on the coast road from Sulci to Tharros, and the centre of the mining district in Roman times. At Flumini Maggiore itself were found two ingots of lead, one bearing a stamp with Hadrian's name.
FLUME (through an O. Fr. word glum, from the Lat. "...

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