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September 10th, 2008

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06:35 pm - Ooh, a reason to check out a book written in German. . .
Apparently, there is a Roman military belt that is fitted with gold plates depicting the deeds of Hercules, found in a Germanic cemetery at Kemnitz. And I'm pretty sure there's a picture.

I think I can find it in the following source:

Geisler, H., 1973: Ein Adelsgrab auf dem germanischen Urnengräbergeld bei Kemnitz, Kr. Potsdam-Land, Zeitschrift für Archäologie 7, 279-298.
So, of course, I've ordered it from the library.

I'm really curious to see how it looks, to find out how it was done. I certainly hope that there are pictures of this thing.

Yeah, these are the kind of things that excite me.
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Date:September 12th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Been meaning to ask. . .

Gah, they did not have that book in the museum shop, so I just don't know.

Looking at the collections they have listed on the web site I don't see an obvious choice. It was in the last room on the Celtic floor, past the sections on the Sources of the Seine and the Goddess Sequana. It was surrounded by miscellaneous funerary stelae and the like (not from any particular site). Honestly, it felt rather out-of-place, like they didn't have anywhere else it really fit.

If more description might help narrow the options in your book, I'd say it was maybe 14' tall and 3' across, divided in two vertical block sections. Two sides had Roman gods - Jupiter for sure, and I believe Mercury. The other two had Gallo-Roman syncretized gods - Esus-Mars and Sucellus-Vulcan.

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