Peuce (2016-11-01)

New archaeological and monetary finds on the rural territorry of Tomis

  • Gabriel M. TALMAŢCHI,
  • Laurențiu CLIANTE

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 14
pp. 293 – 342


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On the occasion of the archeological research conducted on the new beltway of Constanţa a large rural settlement of vicus type was discovered. Its overall stratigraphy contains two cores and two phases of habitation: a first level of habitation represented by pits, semi-interred structures and ditches (belonging to the end of 2nd century-first half of 3rd century A.D.), overlapped by a second one consisting of a surface habitation corresponding to the end of 3rd and 4th century A.D. The observations made over the recovered coins suggest a similar dating of the settlement, being determined, from a statistic point of view, peaks of monetary circulation and some possible periods of local prosperity in the last quarter of 2nd century A.D. and the first four decades of 3rd century A.D., respectively the period delimitated by the years 330-336 and 354-358 A.D. (with some later attempts of recovery between 364-378 A.D.).