CUPRA, the name of two ancient Italian municipia in Pice num. (I) Cupra Maritima (Civita di Marano near the modern Cupra Marittima), on the Adriatic coast, 48 m. S.S.E. of Ancona, erected in the neighbourhood of an ancient temple of the Sabine goddess Cupra, which was restored by Hadrian in A.D. I 27. The more ancient Picene town appears to have been situated near the hill of S. Andrea, a little to the south, where pre-Roman tombs have been discovered. (2) Cupra Montana, io m. by road south west of Aesis (mod. Jesi). The village, formerly called Massaccio, has resumed the ancient name. Ruins, perhaps of baths, and re mains of subterranean aqueducts have been discovered near the church of S. Eleuterio.