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Various Roman Artefacts

Item 0263: Cult Plaque
Date Prob. 4th century
Size 92 mm x 78 mm
Weight 126 gram
Material Lead
Description Plaque attributed to the "Danube Riders" cult, based in the roman provinces along the Danube. At least 40 of these plaques are known and vary somewhat in design, though the basic figures of sun and moon, the riders and the central female are usually always represented. The riders carry an axe/club/torch and a spear, and both trample on naked bodies.
Often described as votive, but no examples have been found at known temple sites.
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