Opaițele romane din castrul de la Micia, păstrate în colecțiile Muzeului Național de Istorie a României

Cercetări Arheologice 22, 2015, 115-174
https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.22.06



Opaițele romane din castrul de la Micia, păstrate în colecțiile Muzeului Național de Istorie a României


Authors: Ionuț Bocan, Cătălina-Mihaela Neagu

Keywords: lamps; stamps; Roman fort; workshop; northern Italic imports; local products

Abstract:

This study focuses on the analyses of a specific type of archaeological material, namely the lamps, discovered in the Roman fort at Micia. These finds have a special place within the framework of archaeological discoveries due to the fact that the stamps or the other details offer the possibility to identify the workshop where the objects were manufactured, such element being relevant in establishing the relative chronology. The analysis was made on a set of 111 pieces that had been discovered during the archaeological campaigns carried out between 1976 and 1987 in the Roman camp at Micia. The objects are now part of National History Museum of Romania collections. There are 110 lamps and an upper valve of a mould. As regards the chronology of the lamps found in the fort at Micia, by considering the ones assigned by us as northern Italic imports, the manufacturers’ workshops are functional during the 2nd c. AD. For the provincial and local product one has to consider the 2nd –3 rd c. AD, based on their archaeological contexts of provenance.

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How to cite: Ionuț Bocan, Cătălina-Mihaela Neagu, Opaițele romane din castrul de la Micia, păstrate în colecțiile Muzeului Național de Istorie a României, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 22, pag. 115-174, 2015, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.22.06


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