New Finds of Decorated South Gaulish Terra Sigillata in the Foreland of Brigetio

Title: New finds of decorated South Gaulish terra sigillata in the foreland of Brigetio

(Nové nálezy reliéfne zdobenej juhogalskej terry sigillaty v predpolí Brigetia)

Author: Klára KUZMOVÁ

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2019.23.S.457-463

Publication order reference: Klára Kuzmová, Katedra klasickej archeológie FF, Trnavská univerzita v Trnave, Hornopotočná 23, 918 43 Trnava, Slovak Republic, mail:

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2019, vol.: 23, number: Supplementum, pages: 457-463

Abstract: The foreland of Brigetio, situated north of the confluence of the Danube and Váh rivers, and especially the area of the lower course of the Nitra and Žitava rivers, was rather densely settled by the Quadi population in the Roman period. The most distinctive site among the archaeologically attested settlements is Chotín-Delihegy, mainly due to its location near the Pannonian frontier and the abundant provincial products. The Roman finds date this native settlement roughly to the period between the 2nd and 4th centuries AD. They include a large collection of terra sigillata (234 pcs), which consists mainly of products made in the potters’ centres of Rheinzabern and Westerndorf mostly in the Severan period. Previous knowledge of the Roman-German relations in this region has been significantly altered by a systematic survey conducted in the cadaster of Chotín in recent years. Terra sigillata formed a significant portion of the newly acquired material, outnumbering the previously known finds almost twice (an increase by 415 pcs). Equally important is the range of this collection, with products earlier unrecorded at Chotín and the adjacent region of barbaricum. These include two fragments of decorated bowls made in South Gaulish workshops in the period between the end of the 1st century and the first half of the 2nd century AD.


Language: ENGLISH