Capidava II: Building C1  Contributions to the history of annona militaris in the 6th century


     The book presents the results of the archaeological excavations of a building (10 x 11 m and a surface of 110 m2) situated in the Southern part of the fort at Capidava, next to the main gate. The building C1 functioned during the 6th century AD until an attack destroyed it in 582 or in the early years of Mauricius Tiberius reign. The analysis allowed to establish the function of the building C1 as storage facility with commercial destination for the local distribution of annona goods, besides other merchandise in Cretan, Western Asia Minor and above all Levantine containers.


Table of contents

List of figures


1. Introduction

2. Building C1. The excavation: Architecture, stratigraphy and finds

2.1. General information

2.2. Perimetral walls. The upper structure and the roof

2.3. Archaeological contexts and stratigraphy

2.4. Archaeological context of the finds

2.5. The sondages in Room III (2011, 2014)

3. Chronology issues. Coins, pottery assemblage, dendrochronology

4. Functional analysis of building C1. Commercial buildings in Scythia and Moesia Secunda

5. The archaeological objects

5.1. Structural remains

5.2. The pottery

5.3. Ceramic lamps

5.4. Glass objects

5.5. Bronze vessel

5.6. Militaria and other fittings

5.7. Household utensils

5.8. Tools and implements

5.9. Miscellanea

5.10. Epigraphic finds

5.11. The pottery from the Medieval context (9th11th c. AD)

Annex I. A hoard of sixth-century coppers and the end of Roman Capidava

Annex II. Dendrochronology of the Early Byzantine fort at Capidava

Annex III. Examination and analysis report

Abbreviations of periodicals and series


Publisher Editura Mega
Language English
Pages 208
Illustrations b/w and color figures, maps
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-606-543-912-2
Creation date 2017
Size 21 x 29 cm

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