Archaeological findings

The German environment was not unknown to the Romans. We have evidence of a trade activity in connection with the so-called Amber Route. Luxurious goods for the local aristocracy were exported to Germania. Remains of these luxurious goods are only known from findings in rich tombs of nobles and kings. However, simpler findings of pottery fractions, small jewellery and coins are more frequently found in common German settlements.

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Olomouc – Řepčín

A German settlement from the 3rd – 4t century AD has been identified in the Řepčín cadastre based on an archaeological research and surface prospecting. Findings of German and Roman provincial buckles, coins and pottery are known from the extensive site.

A buckle with an onion button is one of the interesting findings with an origin in workshops of Danubian provinces, dating back to the 2nd half of the 4th century to the early 5th century. Persons wearing such buckles had a relationship with military and power structures of the Roman state (pic. 15c)

The collection of bronze and silver coins dating back to the 3rd and 4th century comes from surface findings. One of the most interesting pieces includes the Julia Soaemias denier (220 AD) with a portrait of the Empress and sitting Venus (pic. 15a-b)

Literature: Loskotová, Z. PV50, 329-331

– Wife of Emperor Elagabalus (218-222)

Identification source:

(RIC 243, RSC 14, BMC 55) (coins


A fraction of undefined provincial pottery also comes from the surface researches by PhDr. J. Bláha.