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Bibliographic record number: 267114

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Authors: Radman-Livaja, Ivan
Title: Finds of Roman Military Equipment from Teutoburgium
Source: Limes XIX: Proceedings of the XIXth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies / Zsolt Visy (ed). - Pecs : University of Pécs , 2005. 939-952.
Meeting: XIXth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies
Location and date: Pečuh, Mađarska, 2003.
Keywords: Teutoburgium; Dalj; Roman military equipment; Roman fort
Abstract:
The village of Dalj and its immediate surroundings have yielded a significant number of Roman archaeological finds. This is hardly surprising considering the past of this place, and the fact that a Roman fort called Teutoburgium was situated there. Unfortunately, the site has never been excavated and all the artefacts are stray finds, lacking a clear archaeological context. Despite some surveying by archaeologists, most of the finds were discovered by farmers and local amateur antiquarians in the first decades of the 20th century. A significant number of those finds are now kept in the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, but unfortunately most of them have not been published yet. A thorough analysis of those finds would certainly be useful, but for the time being, even the publication of some of those artefacts might give us a better insight in the past of Teutoburgium. Although it is impossible to expect far-reaching conclusions with stray finds lacking an archaeological context such as the 47 artefacts presented in this paper, in this particular case, due to the lack of excavations, their study might give us an important clue about the site. As already stated, Teutoburgium was garrisoned by cavalry troops, and those finds corroborate the data offered by epigraphic finds. Most of them are undoubtedly cavalry equipment, weapons as well as horse harness elements, and despite the fact that those finds represent only a small sample, it can be stated that, in the case of Teutoburgium, archaeological finds definitely support the epigraphic evidence. Hopefully, a systematic survey followed by excavations will give us extensive information about Teutoburgium and its garrison.
Type of meeting: Predavanje
Type of presentation in a journal: Full-text (1500 words and more)
Type of peer-review: No peer-review
Project / theme: 0101065
Original language: ENG
Category: Znanstveni
Research fields:
Archeology



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