Voorwerp: Romeins onderdeel van een pantser tenue, beslag voor Lorica Segmentata, een ronde medaillon revet
ze zijn meestal eenvoudig versierd met enkele draaigroeven.
Afmeting: Diameter 5 cm.
Periode: 0 tot 400 n.Chr. (In context met de andere vondsten ter plaatse).
One Roman Lorica stamp or bronze revet.
Age approximately: 1st-4th Century A.D.
42 mm. of length.
The Phoenicians were a people of sailors and shrewd merchants. They established trading posts on all shores of the Mediterranean and sold luxury goods in numerous countries. Around 700 B.C., the greater part of the Phoenician commodities was made in Cyprus, and later also in Etruria.
Abundantly decorated cups and plates were popular commodities of excellent artistic and technical quality. This Phoenician plate was found in a royal Etruscan grave. It is made of thinly plated, gilded silver. As a result of their elaborate trade network, much of Phoenician art consisted of a mixture of Egyptian and Assyrian influences. The plate is decorated with Assyrian images of ibexes, armed riders and chariots. In the middle is a nursing gazelle in a clump of papyrus, from which two birds are flying away, a scene typical for Egyptian art.