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  Roman art - jewellery an cosmetic objects
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  • Roman art - jewellery an cosmetic objects - Speyer
      Roman art - jewellery an cosmetic objects
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  • Roman art - finest jewellery - Speyer
      Roman art - finest jewellery
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  • Roman art - jewellery and hair decoration - Speyer
      Roman art - jewellery and hair decoration
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  • Roman art - votiv deposits - Speyer
      Roman art - votiv deposits
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Roman blacksmiths did not only manufacture silver kitchenware and dish plates, but also beautiful jewellery (again, given the early time, amazing pieces!). Much of these have been found in the Rhine and is now on display in the Museum of Palatine. The exhibits range from necklaces, bracelets, rings, hair decoration to clasps, which were used to hold the clothes together like buttons.

But also votiv deposits had been found in the mud of Rhine river. These were meant as a donation for rescue from distress. Some have been nailed on wooden pillars, some simply put into sand ? depending on the holy site where they have been deposited. Mostly they were made of thin hammered silver, plain or engraved.
One of these votiv deposits has the name of an Obelexxus engraved in. Maybe a hint that Obelix did exist ?

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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