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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter Open Access July 31, 2018

“God’s Grace is a Gain”: Dipinti on a Sixth- Century Amphora from Trimammium

  • Nicolay Sharankov EMAIL logo and Varbin Varbanov
From the journal Open Archaeology


The paper publishes an amphora with dipinti from the sixth century AD, found in the military camp of Trimammium on the Lower Danube limes (the Late Antique province of Moesia Secunda). A six-line dipinto on the one side includes invocations and information about the content of the amphora. The dipinti on the other side are abbreviations, possibly for a personal name and for the name of Trimammium, where the amphora had been exported to. The amphora originated from the Eastern provinces and contained oil, which was possibly used during church services.


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Received: 2017-11-15
Accepted: 2018-03-07
Published Online: 2018-07-31

© 2018 Nicolay Sharankov, published by De Gruyter

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