Horsemen from the Rhine. Early roman military equipment from Capidava (I)

Cercetări Arheologice 28.1, 2021, 175-198
https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.28.1.06



Horsemen from the Rhine. Early roman military equipment from Capidava (I)


Authors: Alexandru Rațiu, Ioan C. Opriș

Keywords: Roman Military Equipment, Trifid pendant, Lower Danube limes, Roman Cavalry, Roman Auxiliary Fort

Abstract:

This paper emphasizes on the discoveries of Roman military equipment from the last four campaigns from Capidava (2015 – 2019). The equipment presented is, for the most part, characteristic of the equipment of Roman auxiliary horsemen from the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. The artefacts were discovered in the earliest context ever researched at Capidava, respectively the first stone-masonry phase of the fort, more precisely the remains of some buildings, which we believe to be military barracks, located in the retentura dextra. These buildings were discovered during the exhaustive archaeological research of the building that we believe to be the Late Roman Principia, a large building with an apse, dating from the 4th century AD. It overlaps the early barracks, which were previously demolished to the level of the first elevation course, made from stone masonry bonded with earth mortar.

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How to cite: Alexandru Rațiu, Ioan C. Opriș, Horsemen from the Rhine. Early roman military equipment from Capidava (I), Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 28.1, pag. 175-198, 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.28.1.06


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