No. LIII (2022)

Three Votive Plaques from Upper Moesia

Dragana Nikolić
Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Published 29.12.2022


  • Latin epigraphy,
  • votive inscriptions,
  • Jupiter Dolichenus,
  • Roman ala,
  • Upper Moesia

How to Cite

Nikolić, D. (2022). Three Votive Plaques from Upper Moesia. Balcanica - Annual of the Institute for Balkan Studies, (LIII), 7–19.


The article proposes a new reading and interpretation of three inscriptions engraved on small bronze plaques in the shape of tabula ansata from the Danubian limes in Upper Moesia — two from Pincum and one from Viminacium, associating the inscribed objects with the cult of Jupiter Dolichenus. The revised inscriptions also provide new data on the Roman units stationed on the Upper Moesian Danube bank, as two of the dedicators are identified as members of the ala Flaviana. 


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