A rediscovered Roman tombstone from the Déri Múzeum (Déri Museum) of Debrecen

Nemes, Z. (2013) A rediscovered Roman tombstone from the Déri Múzeum (Déri Museum) of Debrecen. Acta Archaeologica, 64 (1). pp. 75-88. ISSN 0001-5210

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There is a Roman tombstone containing a Greek inscription in the possession of the Déri Múzeum of Debrecen. Its origins and place of discovery were unknown until recently. This paper finds an indubitable identity between the artefact and the stele that was described in the 1904 publication of C. Patsch and republished by P. Cabanes and N. Ceka in 1997, this time already marked as lost. This way the stele can be connected to ancient Apollonia with great certainty. In the remaining part of his paper the author tries to define the function of the stele more precisely by examining it from every perspect; comments on the question of the relationship between the persons depicted on it and finds new perspectives concerning the earlier interpretation of the depiction and certain decorative elements. The many material and painting remains that can still be found on the stone raises the necessity of scientific examinations to be done on the stone, part of which have already been carried out and in case of favourable conditions further examinations will be possible as well.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
Depositing User: xBarbara xBodnár
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 13:47

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