Un altar votiv miniatural din așezarea romană de la Ostrov (Punctul Ferma 4), jud. Constanța

Cercetări Arheologice 20, 2013, 155-163
https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.20.04



Un altar votiv miniatural din așezarea romană de la Ostrov (Punctul Ferma 4), jud. Constanța


Authors: Adela Bâltâc, Ioana Paraschiv-Grigore

Keywords: Durostorum; inscriptions; veteran; Ponto-Bythinian

Abstract:

The article presents a miniature votive altar found in the area of the Roman settlement, investigated by scheduled excavations since the early ’90s of the last century at Ostrov (Ferma 4). The altar is dedicated to lupiter Optimus Maximus by Iulius Ponticus, most probably a veteran of Legio XI Claudia, quartered at Durostorum. The name indicates that the veteran might have been recruited from Pontus, thus having a PontoBythinian origin. Althought for the Durostorum area is known another individual character with the same cognomen (L. Numerius Ponticus), no connection can be established between the two persons. Also, there is included a review of the epigraphic finds in the area of ancient Durostorum and the information provided by these sources in regard to onomastic and religious elements.

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How to cite: Adela Bâltâc, Ioana Paraschiv-Grigore, Un altar votiv miniatural din așezarea romană de la Ostrov (Punctul Ferma 4), jud. Constanța, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 20, pag. 155-163, 2013, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.20.04


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