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Early Iron Age inhabitants of the Marche on the Adriatic coast of Italy. There are rich inhumation cemeteries of the 9th-6th centuries BC and evidence of trading with Greeks as early as the 7th century BC. There is much evidence of trade with communities on the other side of the Adriatic, in modern Yugoslavia, and with central Europe. They likely were warlike, with artifacts including armor, weapons, and ornaments of bronze or iron. Finds also include numerous fibulae, torcs, bracelets, girdles, ornamental pendants, and amber. They had two main centers, one at Novilara in the north, and another around Belmonte and Fermo farther south. In 268 BC their territory was annexed by Rome.