Belt Buckle Rheingönheim, Bronze

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Roman Military Belt Buckle, Cingulum Rheingönheim

Roman belt buckle, inspired by the archaeological finds from Rheingönheim. The belt parts are casted, grinded, polished by hand and decorated with a red coral inlay. Rivets for assemblng are included.


Roman Military Belt Buckle - The fort of Rheingönheim

On the area of a larger predecessors camp, probably an only temorarily occupied legion's fort, an auxiliary fort was errected during the reign of emperor Claudius at about 43 AD. On a bump near the Rhine, the complex was surrounded by ditches and fortified by walls made from wood and earth. Also the surrounding camp village and a burial ground could be detected by excavations and aerial photographs.
Unfortunately, the first excavations in late 19th and early 20th century were poorly documented. The early finds include a human skeleton with sword (gladius), military belt (cingulum) and a coin of Augustus. This was allegedly recovered not on the burial site, but within the fort. Another skeleton came from the ditches of the fort and could be dated by a coin of Nero. The dead of the man is maybe connected with a destruction of the fort after an uprising of the crew after the death of Emperor Nero 68 AD or the Batavian revolt in 69 AD.  After a short period of reconstruction, the military fort was finally abandoned in 74 AD, while the civilian settlement continued to exist until the 4th century AD.


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