Belt Set Rheingönheim, Bronze

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Roman Military Belt Set, Cingulum Rheingönheim

Complete set of belt fittings, inspired by the archaeological finds from Rheingönheim. Visually, the red coral inlays fit very nice to the belt plates made from reddish bronze. The belt parts are casted, grinded and polished by hand. According to the original find, the set comprises 5 belt plates with coral inlaya and a buckle plate. Rivets for assemblng are included.

A pugio suspension is not included as the original find did not comprise one. A possible reconstruction of a pugio suspension can be ordered separately. The use of seperate rivets for the coral inlays is also possible by an additional charge of 5,-- Euro for each plate.


Roman Military Belt Set - 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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