Gem finds from Intercisa

Gesztelyi, T. (2013) Gem finds from Intercisa. Acta Archaeologica, 64 (1). pp. 89-111. ISSN 0001-5210

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Intercisa is the third most important find place of gems after Brigetio and Aquincum along the Pannonian limes in Hungary. Most of the gems came from excavations, mostly from graves. However, the documentation of the excavations is rather incomplete hence there is a certain amount of uncertainty about their evaluation. The dating of the gems is evenly distributed from Late Hellenistic times to the beginning of the fourth century AD. There is only one exception, a specific group, the two-channelled glass cameos (11 artefacts) in the second part of the third century AD. Interestingly, in Aquincum this group is unknown, and there is only one in Brigetio. The early gems are, almost without exception, from graves dating back to the third or fourth centuries AD, thus they were old pieces, preserved, and re-used.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
Depositing User: xBarbara xBodnár
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 13:48
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 13:48

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