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Gem finds from Intercisa
Gem finds from Intercisa

Author(s): Tamás Gesztelyi
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: gems; Intercisa; Pannonia; two-channelled glass cameos;

Summary/Abstract: Intercisa is the third most important find place of gems after Brigetio and Aquincum along the Pannonian limesin 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.

  • Issue Year: 64/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-111
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English