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A Few Data on Two Zoomorphic Fibulae Discovered in Dobrudja

Author(s): Cristina Paraschiv-Talmaţchi
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Institutul de Cercetari Eco-Muzeale Tulcea - Institutul de Istorie si Arheologie
Keywords: fibule vultur; perioada romană imperială; epoca migraţiilor; Dobrogea; aquila fibulae; Roman imperial period; migration period; Dobrudja

Summary/Abstract: Among the objects purchased in the last decade by the Museum of National History and Archaeology Constanţa (Constanţa County, Romania) there are also two bronze zoomorphic brooches, which have no analogies in any museum collections in the country. Both fibulae represent a golden eagle (aquila) with a flat body and the wings opened to the sides. The first one, discovered at Dunăreni can be dated to the Roman imperial period, mainly the second half of the 2nd century - the end of the 3rd century. The second brooch, found at Valu lui Traian most probably dates to the end of the 4th-5th centuries. At the moment there are no arguments in favour of the local production of these artefacts, therefore we conclude that they were most likely brought from other regions. The fact that these types of fibulae were discovered in troops’ camping sites suggests that they were worn by people in the military, especially in the 2nd-3rd centuries A.D.

  • Issue Year: VII/2009
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 323-336
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Romanian