A new Roman sarcophagus from Komárom-Esztergom county

Kovács, Péter (2016) A new Roman sarcophagus from Komárom-Esztergom county. Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 67 (1). pp. 129-133. ISSN 0001-5210


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In the Museum of Tata there is an unpublished Roman sarcophagus. Because of the hardly legible inscription it has been unpublished for decades. The sarcophagus was erected by a former beneficiarius to his wife and daughter. The structure of the inscription is very unusual with two clauses because the veteran had bought the sarcophagus when his wife was still alive, later he together with his children buried them both into the sarcophagus. Because of the damaged part two restoration possibilities have been proposed. The sarcophagus was made in a local workshop of Brigetio. The inscription can be dated to the middle of the 3<sup>rd</sup> century but before the reform of Gallienus in the 260s, as still a senatorial legatus legionis was mentioned.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 05:19
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2018 23:15

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